American Airlines announces executive changes

American Airlines has reported that Art Torno, Senior Vice President — International and Cargo, has informed the company of his decision to retire in April after 38 years with the airline, the company said.

Torno joined American in 1979 as a flight attendant and has held numerous leadership positions, including Vice President — New York, Vice President — Caribbean and Latin American Operations and Vice President — Miami.

With Torno´s retirement, Jim Butler will assume the role of Senior Vice President — International and Cargo and will report to Kerry Philipovitch, Senior Vice President — Customer Experience. Butler has been with the airline for 21 years and most recently served as President — American Airlines Cargo, a position that he´s held since 2013. In this role, Butler has helped strengthen Cargo´s contribution to the airline and successfully led Cargo´s integration process, becoming the first operation at American to fully merge.

Butler is a graduate of Cornell University and received an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

American Airlines and American Eagle offer an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American has hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washington, DC. American is a founding member of the oneworld alliance, whose members serve more than 1,000 destinations with about 14,250 daily flights over 150 countries.