United Airlines names SVP of flight operations

United Airlines (UAL) has announced it has named Bryan Quigley as senior vice president of flight operations, the company said.

Quigley will be responsible for overseeing United´s 12,500 pilots and will serve as the airline´s FAA certificate director of operations. Quigley will replace Howard Attarian who is retiring after more than a decade of leadership at United.

Quigley, who joined United in 1995, has held several leadership positions throughout United. He most recently was the vice president of the company´s San Francisco hub. Quigley also served as chief pilot and led the team in charge of the integration of policies and procedures following the merger of United and Continental.

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,800 flights a day to 353 airports across five continents. In 2018, United and United Express operated more than 1.7 million flights carrying more than 158 million customers.