American Airlines names new vice president of corporate real estate

American Airlines has announced that Kirk Hotelling has been promoted to Vice President of Corporate Real Estate, succeeding Tim Skipworth, who announced his retirement from the airline earlier this year, the company said.

In his new role, Hotelling will oversee relationships with Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and 265 non-hub airports. He will continue to oversee redevelopment of American´s campus in Fort Worth and lead American´s extensive ongoing construction projects at airports around the system.

Most recently, Hotelling served as Managing Director of Campus Properties and Airport Affairs, a role in which he led both the design and negotiations for the re-imagination of American´s terminal space at LAX and the redevelopment of American´s 300-acre campus named for the airline´s retired Chairman and CEO, Robert Crandall. Currently home to more than 12,000 team members, the campus will soon include a hotel and hospitality complex to welcome visiting team members from across the system for training sessions and meetings.

American Airlines offers customers 6,800 daily flights to more than 365 destinations in 61 countries from its hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, DC.