Air Pacific's managing director and chief executive David Pflieger is leaving Fiji's national carrier to take up a similar role at US-based Silver Airways.
He will take up the role of president and chief executive at the US regional carrier on 1 May, says Silver.
Air Pacific says Pflieger will help the company select a new chief executive, and ensure a smooth transition as the airline introduces new aircraft and rebrands itself as Fiji Airways.
Pflieger has been credited with restructuring the previously loss-making airline during his three years at Fiji Airways.
Silver Airways, which is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has a fleet of 21 Saab 340BPlus aircraft and 11 Beechcraft 1900D aircraft.
The airline has more than 100 daily scheduled flights from 47 gateways in Florida, the Bahamas, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Montana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia.
It operates under a principal codeshare and alliance agreement with United Airlines and Copa Airlines.
"Dave brings a unique and proven blend of aviation experience and leadership to Silver Airways. He is the right person at the right time for this airline; and it is a tremendous testament to the award-winning work of the men and women of Silver, and the significant progress that we have made thus far, that we were able to attract someone of his calibre," says Matthew Ray, chairman of Silver Airways.