American Airlines and US Airways announced the new executive team of American Airlines Group today, with the latter dominating the line up.
Appointments from the Tempe, Arizona-based carrier include Scott Kirby as president, Elise Eberwein as executive vice-president of people and communications, Robert Isom as chief operating officer, Steve Johnson as executive vice-president of corporate affairs and Derek Kerr as chief financial officer.
Bev Goulet as chief integration officer, Maya Leibman as chief information officer and Will Ris as senior vice-president of government affairs will come from Fort Worth-based American.
Isom will also act as chief executive of the US Airways subsidiary immediately following the merger until the two airlines are integrated.
Doug Parker, the current chairman and chief executive of US Airways, will be chief executive, and Tom Horton, the current chairman and chief executive of American, will be chairman of the new company.
"I could not be happier about this team," says Parker in a letter to employees today. "They are an intelligent, results-oriented and energetic group who enjoy working collaboratively. They are experienced airline executives who understand and love our business."
American and US Airways are in the process of securing US Department of Justice antitrust approval for their merger, which they anticipate receiving towards the end of the third quarter. They announced their plan to merge on 14 February.
Separately, Dan Garton, president and chief executive of American Eagle Airlines, will leave the carrier and a successor will be appointed later this year, say American and US Airways in a joint statement.