American Airlines loses another executive to United

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American Airlines senior vice president for network, planning, alliances and sales Andrew Nocella is resigning from his position to take a senior position at United Airlines, according to a letter American president Robert Isom sent to employees


Noting "an exceptionally talented group of leaders in place ... who already oversee those functions that reported to Andrew," the carrier does not plan to replace Nocella, Isom said.

Senior vice president of global sales Alison Taylor, who joined in September and reported to Nocella, now will report to senior vice president of marketing and loyalty Kurt Stache. Isom said Taylor has been producing "great results," and Nocella last month said the carrier was looking to build up its corporate sales force.

"Our sales team has never been in better hands, and aligning this organization with Kurt's team will create increased collaboration between all of our customer loyalty, branding, marketing and sales functions," Isom said in the letter.

A United Airlines spokesman confirmed that Nocella will join the carrier's leadership team. In August, American president Scott Kirby left the carrier to take the same role at United.

Source: Business Travel News

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