Posted on: 12 December 2014 by Mark Howells
From 1 January 2015, Steve Harfst will become chief operating officer of Allegiant Air, having formerly been employed as COO at IndiGo Airlines.
“We are pleased to welcome Steve to Allegiant,” announced Maurice Gallagher, chairman and CEO of Allegiant. “His varied background makes him uniquely qualified for the COO role, and he provides a wealth of operational experience which will assist us as we continue to grow. Steve's appointment to our team represents a further reinforcement of our commitment to continually improve our operations while maintaining industry leading low costs.”
Steve Harfst began his aviation career as a naval aviator after receiving a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Washington. During his 27 year career, he went on to serve as COO of North American Airlines and CEO and president of USA 3000.
“I am pleased to join Allegiant during these exciting times for both the airline industry and the company," Harfst stated. “I look forward to joining a great team at Allegiant and playing an important role in supporting the company's future growth and profitability.”