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Avports announces the appointment of April Gasparri to Westchester County Airport (HPN) manager. Gasparri is an accomplished airport executive who has worked at three major airports in the Northeast U.S. for over 15 years. Peter Scherrer – who served as manager of the Westchester County Airport since 2005 –...
JetBlue announced that it has named Dave Clark to head of revenue and planning. In his new role, Clark will oversee JetBlue’s network strategy, operational planning and analysis, and sales and revenue management. In addition, he will oversee JetBlue’s airline partnership portfolio – including the Northeast Alliance with American...
New York Aviation Management Association (NYAMA) recently announced the addition of two new board members for 2022. Dr. Maxine Lubner is a Professor and Chair of the Management and formerly, Aviation, Departments at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, in Queens, New York. Previously, Dr. Lubner was appointed as Executive...
Delta will welcome a Chief Sustainability Officer in 2022, continuing its commitment to build a sustainable future for air travel. Pamela Fletcher will join Delta as Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer and will join the Delta Leadership Committee as the airline industry’s only C-Suite level CSO, CEO Ed...
American Airlines Group Inc. announced that Elise Eberwein has informed the Company of her desire to retire from American Airlines after 35 years in the airline industry, effective June 30, 2022. Eberwein will remain in a senior advisory role until her retirement date, and her day-to-day responsibilities will transition...

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Introducing Julia Lauria-Blum, the new Editor-In-Chief for the Metropolitan Airport News. Julia has earned her degree in Visual Arts from SUNY New Paltz. She has always had an interest in the women aviation pioneers that paved the way for so many. Her interest led her to research the Women...
United Airlines Holdings, Inc. (UAL) announced that Matthew Friend will join its Board of Directors. Friend, currently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Nike, Inc., brings more than two decades of corporate finance and strategy experience to the airline’s Board. “As we emerge from the pandemic as a...
JetBlue announced that John Flaherty has been named the airline’s vice president, inflight experience. In his new role, Flaherty will lead and support JetBlue’s best-in-class inflight team with a focus on ensuring new and current crewmembers have the tools and training to safely deliver and advance JetBlue’s award-winning hospitality...
Vantage Airport Group announced that Suzette Noble has joined its corporate executive team as Chief Operating Officer of LaGuardia Gateway Partners, the Vantage-led private organization leading the $5.1B transformation and management of the new Terminal B at New York’s LaGuardia Airport. Reporting to LaGuardia Gateway Partners’ Chief Executive Officer, Frank Scremin, Suzette will lead...
Harald Gloy, Chief Operations and Human Resources Officer at Lufthansa Cargo will leave the Executive Board of Lufthansa Cargo AG on February 28, 2022 for personal reasons and will devote himself to new professional challenges outside the Lufthansa Group.  The 49-year-old industrial engineer has been Chief Operations Officer since January...