American Airlines rejigs senior management

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American Airlines has unveiled several changes to its executive management structure.

The carrier has appointed Kurt Stache as vice president, international. Derek DeCross will replace Stache as vice president and general sales manager. Maya Leibman is to take over the position of president, AAdvantage.

Stache will be based in London and will be responsible for American's business in the Atlantic and Pacific regions. He will report to Tom Horton, president of AMR and American.

He has served in numerous leadership roles at American, including at AAdvantage and in revenue management, since joining the company 15 years ago.

DeCross will be responsible for leading American's sales team and for developing all sales policies worldwide. In his new role, he will also lead American's relationships with corporate accounts and travel agencies.

He joined American in 1996 and has held positions in revenue management, sales, interactive marketing and finance.

As president of AAdvantage, Leibman will be responsible for American's frequent flyer programme. She joined American in 1994 and has held leadership positions in revenue management, marketing and information technology.

DeCross and Leibman will report to Virasb Vahidi, American's chief commercial officer.