United Airlines appoints SVP of digital technology

United Airlines has announced it has named VP of operations and employee technology Jason Birnbaum as senior vice president of digital technology, the company said.

In his new role, Birnbaum grows his portfolio of responsibilities to encompass support for the carrier´s commercial technologies, including those of its loyalty, sales, network and revenue management departments. He will continue to support operations, customer and corporate technology.

Prior to joining United, Birnbaum served as executive vice president and chief information officer of SIRVA Inc., overseeing the company´s IT systems for both customer-facing and business support systems.

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,900 flights a day to 356 airports across five continents. In 2018, United and United Express operated more than 1.7 million flights carrying more than 158 million customers.