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US Airways Names New Vice President of InFlight Services

Dépèche transmise le 26 mars 2009 par Business Wire

US Airways Names New Vice President of InFlight Services

US Airways Names New Vice President of InFlight Services

TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--US Airways (NYSE: LCC) today announced that Hector E. Adler will join the airline as vice president of InFlight Services effective April 1.

Adler brings 35 years of airline and inflight services experience to US Airways, and will oversee the airline’s 6,600 flight attendants. He will also oversee the airline’s inflight dining department, and will lead all facets of onboard products and services. In his new position, which is subject to approval by the company’s board of directors, Adler will report to Captain Ed Bular, senior vice president, Flight Operations and InFlight.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Hector to this key position,” said Captain Bular. “Hector brings extensive global inflight services experience to US Airways, and has been a part of both start-up and established airline cultures. He began his career as a line flight attendant and this experience, coupled with his diverse background, will provide excellent leadership for our amazing flight attendant team.”

Adler most recently served as senior vice president, Guest Experience for the former Eos Airlines, where he was responsible for the onboard and airport experience. Prior to this Adler was vice president, InFlight Services for Northwest Airlines, where he was responsible for onboard service operations, including catering services and product development, and where he had direct line management of more than 10,000 flight attendants. Before that Adler worked for United Airlines as a director of International InFlight Services. Prior to his work at United, Adler was vice president of InFlight and Dining Services at Pan American World Airways, responsible for all cabin service operations, including catering services in the U.S., Europe, Africa and South America. He started his career as a flight attendant with American Airlines and held a variety of positions with the carrier over a 15-year period, the last being regional manager of International Flight Service.

Adler earned a Master of Arts in Literature from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from City University of New York. He is fluent in Spanish and Italian, and conversational in French and Portuguese.

US Airways was America’s number one on-time airline in 2008 among the “Big Six” hub-and-spoke airlines, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) monthly Air Travel Consumer Report. US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates more than 3,200 flights per day and serves 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. The airline employs nearly 34,000 aviation professionals worldwide and is a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers our customers more than 16,500 daily flights to 912 destinations in 159 countries worldwide. And for the tenth consecutive year, the airline received a Diamond Award for maintenance training excellence from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its Charlotte, North Carolina hub line maintenance facility. For more company information, visit usairways.com. (LCCG)

-Fly with US-

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