Director for Air Service Development
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Elliott Paige is the Director for Air Service Development at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. He joined the world’s busiest and most efficient Airport after a successful career promoting trade and investment for over 20 years, including serving 10-years as a diplomat in Geneva, Switzerland. Elliott also worked as an international civil servant with the World Trade Organization and the United Nation’s International Trade Center.
During this period, Elliott designed and delivered strategies to increase trade, open markets, and develop industries. He was a lead negotiator in the Trade Facilitation Agreement and was instrumental in getting support from many developing countries. He applies his experience to ensure that the Airport has a positive economic impact on creating jobs and promoting trade while taking advantage of new trade paradigms.
Since at Hartsfield-Jackson, he has built solid relationships with aviation executives worldwide, recruited several international passenger and cargo airlines, plus several domestic airlines. Various stakeholders work in partnership to boost air service – Mayor’s Office, Metro Atlanta Chamber, Atlanta Conventions and Visitors Bureau, Georgia Department of Economic Development, the diplomatic community, and private sector associates. He has revised the Air Service Incentive Program according to Federal Aviation Authority rules to attract new routes. He continues to direct the implementation of the Airport’s air service cargo strategy to increase cargo value and volume.
Elliott is implementing the first cargo community system in the United States in Atlanta while facilitating the establishment of an Atlanta cargo network among cargo stakeholders. He is keen to implement new technologies and to maximize the use of already established technologies that can help increase passenger and cargo flow while improving efficiencies of operations.
When not traveling, Elliott enjoys running, hiking, reading, writing, following international affairs, and spending time with friends and family. He has a master’s degree in Economic Development, a bachelor’s in economics and management, and holds global certifications as International Airport Professional (IAP) and Airport Executive Leadership Professional (AELP) from Airports Council International and Concordia University. Elliott speaks English, French, and Spanish. He is a board member of the World Trade Center Atlanta chapter, the Atlanta Air Cargo Association, the Georgia Council for International Visitors, Technology Association of Georgia, a trustee of The International Air Cargo Association, and an advisory board member of Clayton State University School of Supply Chain Management, and Georgia Tech Supply Chain Logistics Institute.