American Airlines has appointed Brian Znotins as
Vice President of Network and Schedule Planning.
In this role, Brian will guide the development and
implementation of Americanís global network and hub strategy,
including all route planning, slot management and long-range
Znotins will report to Vasu Raja, Americanís
Senior Vice President of Network Strategy.
ďBrian is one of the leading network planners in
the world,Ē Raja said. ďHis ability to manage and maximize complex
networks at scale as well as motivate his team makes him
incredibly well-suited to thrive at American. We look forward to
what he and the team will accomplish over the coming years.Ē
Znotins joins American from WestJet, where he
spent the past three years as the airlineís Vice President of
Network, Alliances and Corporate Development.
During his time
with WestJet, Znotins led a redesign of three critical hubs, drove
schedule quality improvement, designed a Canada-U.S. joint venture
and introduced a new strategy to reach the premium traveler
Prior to that, Znotins spent more than 17 years
at United Airlines and Continental Airlines, where he held
numerous leadership positions, including Vice President of Network
and Managing Director of International and Long-Range Planning.
began his airline career as an analyst in the Network Planning
department of Canadian Airlines in Calgary.
Znotins holds a bachelorís degree and MBA from the
University of Calgary.