Posted on: 16 October 2013 by Mark Howells
JetBlue Airways has appointed Ian Deason as its new vice-president, airports, responsible for all airport-related operations and functions for JetBlue's network of 85 cities in 14 countries throughout the Americas and reporting to COO Rob Maruster.
"We are redesigning the airport experience, to make it friendlier for our customers and more efficient for our airline," noted Maruster. "I can think of no better person to lead our great airports team into the future than Ian. He brings a unique combination of experience, energy and enthusiasm to the role, and I know JetBlue, our customers, and our crewmembers will all benefit from his leadership."
As VP airports, Deason will lead a team of 6,000 crewmembers and business partners throughout the Americas that make up JetBlue's airport and ground operations, airport programmes, deicing, provisioning, and system ground service equipment.
Deason joined JetBlue in 2006 as chief of staff to the CEO and COO, transitioning to the commercial team as JetBlue's first director of airline partnerships, where he developed the strategy that became JetBlue's "open architecture" philosophy of interline and codeshare partnerships. In 2010, he moved to Boston to oversee JetBlue's growth from 60 daily departures to today's 100+ flights as Boston's largest airline.