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Alaska Air Group Names Jason Berry as Horizon Air’s SVP of Operations

Alaska Air Group has named Jason Berry Senior Vice President of Operations at their subsidiary, Horizon Air. The 27-year airline industry veteran returns to the Group after serving two years as Vice President of Cargo at Air Canada.

Jason Berry Returns to Alaska Air Group as Horizon Air’s Senior Vice President of Operations – Courtesy Alaska Air Group

On Thursday (January 5, 2023), Alaska Air Group announced the appointment of Jason Berry as Horizon Air's new Senior Vice President of Operations. Mr. Berry is a 27-year airline industry veteran, and returns to the Group after serving two years as Vice President of Cargo at Air Canada. Between 2019 and 2020, he served as President of Alaska Airlines’ wholly-owned subsidiary, McGee Air Services. In that role, Berry was responsible for ground handling, aircraft grooming, airport mobility services, check-in and gate services. From 2012 until 2019, he led Alaska Air Cargo, where he was directly responsible for all aspects of cargo operations, compliance and revenue growth.

In Thursday’s announcement, Horizon Air’s President, Joe Sprague, said,

“We couldn’t be happier to welcome Jason back. Adding talented operational leaders like Jason is great for our business and it’s important for our long-term success at Horizon and Alaska. On a personal level, he is a fantastic person, he ‘gets’ Horizon and he knows our culture, and I’m excited to work with him again.”

Jason Berry graduated from Central Washington University, and earned an Executive MBA from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. In 2022, he was named Air Cargo World’s ‘Executive of the Year.’

Horizon Air is a subsidiary of the Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK). The carrier employs over 3,400 team members and operates a fleet of 31 Embraer E175 regional jets. Horizon also expects to take delivery of ten additional E175s over the next nine months. The airline serves 46 cities across Alaska, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Baja California Sur (Mexico) and Alberta and British Columbia in Canada. Horizon’s general office is located in Seattle, and the airline also has a primary maintenance base in Portland, Oregon.

Source: Alaska Air Group


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