United Airlines creates New York/New Jersey regional president role

United Airlines (UAL) has announced the hiring of Jill Kaplan to serve as President, New York/New Jersey, the company said.

She joins the airline in mid-November, reporting to Scott Kirby, president of United.

This newly established role, the top market leadership position for United in the region, will lead the promotion of United´s brand within the New York metropolitan area, home to the carrier´s New York/New Jersey hub at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). Kaplan will work closely with all integral departments including government affairs, marketing, sales and more, as well as with the local airport authority, to ensure United continues on its path to becoming the best airline for its customers, employees and everyone it serves.

Kaplan joins United from Crain´s New York Business where she most recently served as Vice President and Publisher.

United operates the largest hub in the New York City metropolitan area at Newark Liberty International Airport, serving more destinations from the area than any other carrier. Located just 14 miles from downtown Manhattan, the airport offers the fastest surface transfer journeys to many parts of the city, including the AirTrain service to New York Penn Station in midtown Manhattan, with a journey time of less than 30 minutes.

The airline operates approximately 400 daily flights out of its Newark hub to 94 airports across the US and 68 international destinations.

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,500 flights a day to 337 airports across five continents. For more information, visit united.com.