WestJet today announced that Charles Duncan, WestJet Executive Vice-President in charge of cargo, will now add Swoop President to his title. Charles takes on the additional role starting April 17, 2020 as Steven Greenway steps down after two years.
“Charles has been a valued member of the Executive team and his airline experience at the helm of WestJet Encore will be an asset to Swoop,” said Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO. “Charles takes on the role at a crucial time and we look forward to his guidance, energy and expertise as the WestJet Group weathers this crisis and then as we look to build off the success that Swoop has already achieved.”
“I am thrilled to be joining the team at Swoop,” said Charles Duncan, WestJet Executive Vice-President and President of Swoop. “In spite of the current challenges in the market, we remain committed to the ultra-low-cost carrier model and believe it will be an important element of our future success.”
Charles will continue to report to Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO and in addition to the WestJet cargo team, will add three direct reports from Swoop. Charles joined WestJet in June of 2017 as the President of WestJet Encore. In August 2018, he moved into the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer before adding Cargo to his portfolio in 2019. Before joining WestJet, he was with Continental Airlines and then, through merger, with United Airlines.
Continued Sims, “I would also like to thank Steven Greenway for his time at Swoop and on the WestJet Executive team. Steven was essential to the startup and success of Swoop and I thank him for his role in introducing the ULCC experience to many Canadians and creating such successful operations in such a short time. Steven’s tenacious and no-nonsense nature will be missed.”