JACKSON, Miss.–If you fly frequently, or infrequently for that matter, there could be changes on the way at the state’s largest airport. A move by the capital city’s mayor, Chokwe Lumumba, means the people who oversee that airport are now a completely different set.
At Tuesday’s city council meeting, Lumumba essentially fired the entire airport board and replaced them with totally new faces.
The city council confirmed Lumumba’s appoiintments.
WAPT-TV first reported the house cleaning. News Mississippi’s sources could not give a reason for the move.
The Jackson-Evers International Airport’s website says it is managed by the Jackson Municipal Airport Authroity and overseen by the five-member Board of Commissioners. That is the board that was replaced.
The website did not reflect the changes as of Wednesday morning.
LINK: Airport Website: http://jmaa.com/jmaa-history/leadership/