Horizon Air promotes key leaders

Horizon Air said that Ali Donway has been named Horizon´s managing director and chief pilot after she successfully served in this role on an interim basis for the last several months.

Dave Burris has been appointed managing director of station operations.

Lacey Pittman has assumed the role of managing director of Horizon´s system operations control (SOC).

In her new role, Donway will lead Horizon´s 650 pilots in accordance with the Federal Aviation Administration´s Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) and ­company policies, and oversee flight operations and pilot staffing.

Burris will be responsible for leading Horizon´s 1,200 airport employees in 43 cities throughout the United States and Canada.

Pittman transitioned to acting managing director of SOC last October and now assumes the permanent oversight, which includes dispatch, planning, crew scheduling, payroll and central load planning.

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, Mexico and Costa Rica.