New VP flight operations at Southwest

Southwest Airlines has appointed Captain Craig Drew as its new vice-president flight operations from 2 June, from which date he will be responsible for the airline's flight operations functions, which include 10 pilot bases nationwide, crew scheduling, and the flight training centre.

“Craig has a strong vision and energy for leading Southwest's flight operations into the future," commented executive vice-president and chief operating officer, Mike Van de Ven. "He knows the importance of teamwork and developing outstanding people. I am looking forward to partnering with Craig in his new role."

Additionally, after serving as vice-president flight operations for the past seven years, Captain Chuck Magill is taking on a new position at the carrier as vice-president operational coordination. In this role, Magill will work closely with frontline employees to ensure operational excellence across all departments.

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