Former airline executive David Siegel has been appointed executive chairman of Sun Country Airlines.

Siegel, who most recently served as chief executive of aircraft leasing company AWAS prior to its sale to DAE Capital last year, joined the company in April, according to LinkedIn.

Among other roles, Siegel has held the position of CEO at a number of airlines, including Frontier Airlines from 2012 to 2015, XOJET from 2008-2010 and US Airways from 2002 to 2004.

In July 2017, former Allegiant Air executive Jude Bricker replaced Sun Country's president and CEO Zarir Erani.

It was announced in December that the family-owned airline would be sold to private equity firm Apollo Global Management. The deal was expected to close in the first quarter of 2018, according to statement the Apollo made on 14 December.

As it embarks on a cost overhaul, the Minneapolis-based airline will shrink its first class cabin and begin charging for ancillaries.

Sun Country serves two dozen cities, mostly in the USA with a handful of leisure destinations in Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

Neither Sun Country nor Siegel could be reached for comment at the time of going to press.

Source: Cirium Dashboard