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Alaska Airlines promotes Shane Jones to senior vice president of fleet, revenue products and real estate

Shane Jones, Alaska Airlines, senior vice president of fleet, revenue products and real estate

The boards of directors of Alaska Airlines announce the promotion of Shane Jones to senior vice president of fleet, revenue products and real estate.

Alaska Airlines has promoted 20-year industry veteran Shane Jones to senior vice president of fleet, revenue products and real estate.

Jones, who joined Alaska in 2018 as vice president of real estate and development, has managed the airline’s strategy and $3 billion investments in hub airports, focused on enabling growth, enhancing the guest experience at airports, and ensuring safe, reliable and efficient operations.

Additionally, he leads the business strategy for growing ancillary revenues and guest choices through new revenue products and business partnerships.

In this expanded role, Jones also will lead the development and planning of mainline and regional aircraft and overall fleet strategy, including working with aircraft manufacturers, original equipment manufacturers, and lessors on safety and quality assurance, opportunities to improve sustainability through aircraft design and management, optimizing delivery schedules and financing.

Alaska Airlines CEO Ben Minicucci said: “With the addition of fleet strategy, Shane’s new role connects our Commercial growth strategy across our hub and airport investments to the critical investments we are making in our aircraft over time.

“At the heart of this work is the customer experience, whether it be on board our future aircraft, in our lobbies or gates, or through the new products and partnerships his team is developing.”

Jones will report to Alaska’s Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Harrison, with a dotted line reporting relationship to Executive Vice President of Finance and CFO Shane Tackett.

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