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Alaska Airlines appoints John Ladner as vice president

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Staff Writer | Seattle, Wash., USA |
Alaska AirlinesAlaska Airlines has elected John Ladner as vice president of flight operations from March 1, 2019.
Mr. Ladner is an active pilot with Alaska Airlines with a total flight time of more than 12,000 hours.

Mr. Ladner started as a first officer on the Boeing 737 in 1996 and took on new challenges over the years, including serving as a check airman, flight operations duty officer, Seattle base chief pilot and the managing director of operations for Alaska at Sea-Tac Airport.

He represents Alaska Airlines on the NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC) in Washington, D.C. and on the Operations Council for Airlines for America.

Mr. Ladner moves into this new role after serving as managing director of fleet, standards and operations control and director of operations since 2015.

Mr. Ladner holds a bachelor's degree from Central Washington University and serves on the CWU Aviation Advisory Board, and in 2014, he earned his MBA degree through the Executive Master of Business Administration program at the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.


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