Former Spirit Airlines CEO to chair NewLeaf Travel

NewLeaf Travel Company has named Ben Baldanza as board chair, the company said.

Baldanza served as CEO and president of Spirit Airlines from 2005 until January 2016. He was a senior vice-president at USAirways from 1999 until 2005. He previously held positions at TACA Airlines, Continental Airlines, Northwest Airlines, and American Airlines.

NewLeaf is a privately held Canadian low-cost travel company headquartered at the James Armstrong Richardson Interational Airport in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Its partner Flair Airlines, owns and operates Boeing 737-400 planes.