Alaska Air Group promotes 2 senior leaders

Alaska Air Group, Inc. has appointed Ben Minicucci to the position of president and chief operating officer of Alaska Air, and David Campbell as chief executive officer and president of Horizon Air, the company said.

Minicucci has been Alaska´s chief operating officer and executive vice president since December 2008. Previously, he served as vice president of Seattle operations, where he led the performance of the airline´s largest hub. Minicucci joined the company in 2004 as staff vice president of maintenance and engineering. He joined Alaska from Air Canada, following 14 years in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Campbell, based in Portland, Oregon, joined Horizon as president and chief operating officer in July 2014 with more than 25 years of experience in maintenance and flight operations. Prior to joining Horizon Air, he served as vice president of maintenance and engineering at JetBlue Airways and as vice president of safety and operational performance at American Airlines.

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves more than 100 cities through an expansive network in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica and Mexico.