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United Airlines Appoints Jonathan Ireland Senior Vice President of Finance

United Airlines has today named Jonathan Ireland as the carrier’s new Senior Vice President of Finance. In his new role, Mr. Ireland will oversee United’s $40 billion operating cost structure and $5 billion capital budget.


United Airlines' New Senior Vice President of Finance, Jonathan Ireland - Courtesy United Airlines/PRNewswire

On Friday (September 23, 2022), United Airlines announced the appointment of Jonathan Ireland as the carrier’s new Senior Vice President of Finance. Mr. Ireland will oversee United’s $40 billion operating cost structure and $5 billion capital budget, while managing business planning functions and leading enterprise financial goal setting. Additionally, he will assume responsibility for the company’s procurement function. Jonathan Ireland most recently served as the airline’s Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis. In his new role, Ireland will continue to report to United’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Gerry Laderman.


In Friday’s announcement, United’s EVP and Chief Financial Officer, Gerry Laderman, said,


“In his time with United, Jonathan has helped United navigate fuel price spikes, economic downturns and, over the past few years, the most challenging financial conditions United has ever faced. As we move forward with the United Next growth plan, I am confident that his careful stewardship of our capital plans and cost management efforts will continue to power our success.”


Before his promotion, Mr. Ireland held positions of increasing responsibility in United’s finance organization, having served as Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Operations, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Commercial Team, and Managing Director of Investor Relations. Jonathan Ireland bolds a Bachelor’s degree from Augustana College and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.


United Airlines’ shared purpose is “Connecting People. Uniting the World.” In 2019, United and United Express® carriers operated over 1.7 million flights carrying over 162 million guests. United Airlines operates the most comprehensive network among North American carriers with mainland U.S. hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Shares in the company’s parent, United Airlines Holdings, Inc., are publicly traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol ‘UAL.’



Source: United Airlines / PRNewswire

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