State of the Airlines

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

NEWS: US Airways Exec Abandons Ship

US Airways Senior VP for Marketing and Planning (phew...that's a mouthful) Ben Baldanza has decided to get while the gettin's good. He will leave US Airways to take over the reins of Spirit Airlines as president and COO. Most reports are citing him as a prime player in the restructuring of US Airways so the running opinion is that this departure could hurt a bit. Just add it to the growing pile of things that are going to put an end to US Airways.