John Tague Named President of United Airlines

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Friday, 24 July 2009

Mr. John Tague has been named president of United Airlines.

As president, Tague has responsibility for all airline management functions, from sales, marketing and revenue management to the quality of customer service and products, as well as the safe and efficient operations of the airline, including United Express.

Tague continues in his role as executive vice president of UAL Corporation and also serves on the Executive Council of the corporation.

In May of last year, Tague assumed operations responsibilities in addition to his revenue responsibilities, and will build on the work under way in his new role.

John is leading the work to drive performance across our airline - focused on delivering sustainable improvements across the operations to benefit our customers and driving consistent cost and revenue results, said Glenn Tilton, UAL chairman, president and chief executive officer. John and the team have made solid progress against our goals by leading the industry in cost control and by making operational improvements, including finishing first in on-time arrivals for the first five months of 2009. John is responsible for driving results that will continue to improve our customer satisfaction scores and will position United as an industry leader across all key metrics.

UAL Corporation has also appointed Kathryn Mikells as executive vice president of UAL Corporation. She will continue in her role as chief financial officer.

Last year, Mikells was named senior vice president and CFO. She is responsible for all corporate finance functions, including treasury and strategic planning, as well as mergers and acquisitions. In her role as executive vice president, she also sits on the Executive Council of UAL Corporation and chairs the corporations Risk Tolerance Committe.

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