Mike Campbell, Executive Vice President Human Resources & Labor Relations, has informed Delta's Board of Directors of his decision to retire on October 1, 2014, after 40 remarkable years in the industry.
Travelers heading to Seattle this long Labor Day weekend can expect to pay $319 nightly to stay in the least expensive double room. That figure represents an increase of more than 80% over regular rates.
Benjamin Smith, previously Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer, is appointed to the new role of President, Passenger Airlines. In addition to his current responsibilities, Mr. Smith will now have cost as well as revenue oversight for passenger airline activities, with a view to optimizing the operating profitability of Air Canada, consistent with organizational structures at other large U.S. and European airlines. Mr. Smith continues to report to Mr. Rovinescu in this role.
Located at Southwest Airlines Headquarters in Dallas, the Listening Center is the first of its kind in the domestic airline industry. It serves as the airline's nerve center, integrating traditional media, social media, and operational data to allow various functions to move quickly and efficiently from insight to action.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the appointment of Rodolfo 'Rudy' Quevedo as Director of Safety. On 2 September 2014 Quevedo will join IATAs Safety and Flight Operations team and will be based in Montreal. He will be responsible for Cabin Safety, Safety Management Systems (SMS), and Global Aviation Data Management (GADM).
As leaders from small island states around the world gather in Samoa for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, a group representing the aviation industry today applauded the conferences support for both sustainable tourism strategies and the development of sustainable transport systems in the small island states.
In his new role, Townes will spearhead the business development initiatives for Direct Travel, and is responsible for developing and supporting the plans for future revenue generation, primarily for the Southern region.