Southwest Airlines names new SVP of air operations

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) has announced with the upcoming retirement of Craig Drew, SVP of air operations, the company said

Alan Kasher has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Air Operations to succeed Drew.

Kasher previously held the role of Vice President of Flight Operations. Southwest has promoted Bob Waltz to Vice President of Flight Operations. He will oversee Flight Operations, Inflight Operations, Network Operations Control, and Regulatory Programs & Compliance.

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) operates more than 4,000 weekday departures among a network of 102 destinations in the United States and 10 additional countries.