Southwest Airlines makes leadership announcements

Southwest Airlines® (NYSE: LUV) said it has made several leadership changes among the company´s deep bench of top talent.

The changes present opportunities for both promotions and new challenges for current Southwest Leaders, as the carrier continues its focus on delivering world-class Reliability and Hospitality.

Craig Drew, previously Vice President, Flight Operations, has been promoted to a new position as Senior Vice President, Air Operations. This position will consolidate oversight of all the operating teams associated with moving aircraft including Flight Operations, Cabin Services, the Network Operations Control Center (NOC), and Regulatory Programs & Compliance.

Alan Kasher, previously Managing director, Regulatory Programs & Compliance, has been promoted to the Vice President, Flight Operations.

Mike Hafner, previously Vice President, Cabin Services, will shift his focus and assume a newly created role of Vice President, Customer Services.

Sonya Lacore has been promoted to Vice President, Cabin Services, and will report to Craig Drew. Sonya was previously Senior director, Onboard Experience and Support.

In its 45th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) operates more than 3,600 flights a day, serving 97 destinations across the United States and seven additional countries.