Rick Elieson to lead cargo and international operations
American Airlines has named Rick Elieson, president of cargo, president cargo and vice president international operations. In this expanded role, Elieson will continue to lead the cargo division and assume the leadership of American's international airport operations in 60 countries. He takes over international operations from Jim Butler, who was recently named as senior vice president – airport operations and cargo.
"Running a reliable operation is one of the best things we can do to provide value for our customers. With 80% of our cargo business in international markets, it is critical that the cargo and international divisions are closely aligned to ensure world-class service for our customers," said Butler.
"Elieson has a track record of building collaborative and empowered teams and I am delighted to have him continue this work leading both divisions as president cargo and vice president international airport operations." (mw)