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Alaska Airlines Names Neil Thwaites New Regional Vice President of California
Alaska Airlines has named airline industry veteran Neil Thwaites as the carrier’s new Regional Vice President of California. Mr. Thwaites joins Alaska from TripArc, where he served as Vice President of Air Procurement, where he was in charge of airline supplier strategy.
Today (January 10, 2022), Alaska Airlines announced the appointment of Neil Thwaites as the carrier’s new Regional Vice President of California. In his new role, the aviation industry veteran will develop and deliver upon Alaska’s strategic objectives for California, a critical market to the airline’s long-term growth plans. Mr. Thwaites will be based at Alaska’s Burlingame office (SFO) and will report directly to the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Andrew Harrison. Neil Thwaites is an aviation industry veteran and joins Alaska Airlines from TripArc, where he served as Vice President of Air Procurement and was in charge of airline supplier strategy and negotiations. Previously he worked for British Airways for a decade, holding various positions in London, New York and Los Angeles, most recently as Vice President of Sales for the Western U.S.
In Monday’s announcement, Alaska Airlines’ EVP and Chief Commercial Officer, Andrew Harrison, said,
“Neil's extensive experience working for a global airline, growing market share and driving exceptional performance, will help us accelerate our mission of making Alaska the airline of choice for Californians.”
Also commenting on his new role, Alaska’s new Regional Vice President of California, Neil Thwaites, added,
“Alaska is exceptionally positioned to grow in California. I'm excited to lead a market strategy that will deliver the very best of Alaska to our guests here as we continue to grow our presence and network in the state moving forward.”
Mr. Thwaites graduated from the University of Brighton in the UK with a double major in International Business and Law. Currently, he lives in Southern California with his family.
Alaska Airlines and their regional partners serve over 120 destinations in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica and Belize. The sustainability-focused carrier emphasizes Next-Level Care for guests, while offering low fares and award-winning service. Alaska has hubs in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland and Anchorage. The carrier is a member of the oneworld global alliance, and along with their additional partners, Alaska Airlines’ guests can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 1,000 global destinations on over 20 airlines. Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of the Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK).
Source: Alaska Airlines/Cision