DENVER (June 2, 2014) –Frontier Airlines today announced the appointment of Bill Meehan as the low fare carrier’s new Chief Operating Officer. Meehan brings nearly 30 years of industry experience to the role, which includes responsibility for flight, inflight and airport operations, as well as the airline’s safety and security program.
“Bill is a proven leader and veteran operations executive with the right focus on balancing costs and the customer experience,” said David Siegel, CEO, Frontier Airlines. “Having worked with Bill for many years, I know first-hand that he recognizes and appreciates the unique employee group and product we have at Frontier. He is exactly the right person to help us transition to a differentiated, ultra-low cost carrier. We are excited to have Bill join the Frontier team.”
Meehan joins Frontier with substantial experience in the airline industry. Most recently, he served as CEO of PEMCO World Air Services, a major provider of aircraft maintenance and engineered services to commercial air carriers. As CEO he was responsible for the oversight of the company, including operations and providing direction for the company’s long-term growth. Previously, Meehan held senior positions at Continental Airlines for 27 years, including President and COO of Continental Micronesia and Senior Vice President of Airport Services. In this latter role, he was responsible for Continental’s worldwide airport and cargo operations. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aviation Maintenance and Management from Lewis University.
“I am honored and look forward to working with the many professionals at Frontier.” Meehan commented. “It is exciting time in the company’s history as we develop Frontier into a world-class ultra low cost carrier.”
“Bill is a mature, experienced executive leader with especially strong skills in an airline’s operations and airport functionality. This experience and insight will assist Frontier with its improved customer service, airline reliability, and safety initiatives as it strives to become the leading customer friendly, ultra low-cost airline, in the industry,” said Bill Franke, Chairman of the Board of Frontier and Managing Partner of Indigo Partners, Frontier’s controlling shareholder.
About Frontier Airlines
Currently in its 20th year of operations, Frontier offers ultra-low fares with customer choices to more than 75 destinations in the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. The airline employs more than 3,800 aviation professionals, operating from its primary hub at Denver International Airport. For in-depth information on Frontier Airlines and to book tickets, visit FlyFrontier.com.
SOURCE: Frontier Airlines