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Former Virgin America VP Named

Air Pacific welcomes new CEO

eTN Staff Writer  Jun 02, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA – Dave Pflieger, former senior VP at Virgin America, is a proven business leader with 25 years of aviation industry experience as a business executive, attorney, and pilot, and he has just moved over to become CEO for target="_blank">Air Pacific upon the retirment of John Campbell.

Most recently Dave served as general counsel, senior vice president of legal, government affairs and sustainability and vice president of the operations control center for Virgin America, a leading low-cost carrier.

Prior to joining Virgin America as founding officer in 2004, Mr. Pflieger was the vice president of operations for Song, Delta's low-cost carrier. Before joining Song's management team, Pflieger was Delta's director of flight safety and the company's chief operations attorney.

The chairman of Air Pacific Limited, Mr. Nalin Patel, said that the board was extremely pleased that the company would be led by someone who played key roles in building and launching two successful low-cost carriers.

"We believe Dave is the perfect person to lead Air Pacific during what is already a highly-challenging period in our history. He will have the full support of the board and our experienced management team," said Patel.

Air Pacific currently operates a fleet that includes B737, B767, and B747 aircraft with a domestic and international network covering the Pacific, North America, Asia, New Zealand, and Australia.

Air Pacific welcomes new CEO
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