Friday, February 19, 2016

CommutAir appoints Subodh Karnik as president & CEO

CommutAir announced the appointment of Subodh Karnik to President and CEO, effective immediately. Karnik's appointment follows the finalization, upon receiving regulatory approvals, of the previously announced agreement with United Airlines for the introduction of Embraer 50-seat jet aircraft at CommutAir.

"Subodh has strikingly impressive qualifications for the job of leading our company into the new role which United has entrusted to us", said CommutAir's Chairman, John Sullivan, in a company press release. "His career has spanned over thirty years of direct leadership responsibility in operations, finance, marketing and planning at some of the largest airlines in the world, including senior corporate officer positions at Delta, Continental and Northwest. He has headed up global airline consulting at ICF-SH&E; one of the world's leading aviation consulting firms and has been part of the consulting practice at Ernst & Young. He was President and CEO of Global Aero Logistics, parent company of World Airways, North American Airlines and ATA. The list continues to several turnaround projects, including Jet Airways (India), Air Pacific (Fiji) and Air Jamaica".

CommutAir, operating as United Express, is majority owned by Champlain Enterprises LLC, an airline holding company. Today, CommutAir operates a large fleet of Bombardier Q200/Q300 aircraft with more than 650 weekly flights to 29 airports.

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