Phildelphia
http://admin.travelmole.com/images/stories/2009/images/amtrak(4).jpg

Published on Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Amtrak appoints another airline executive as new CEO






Amtrak has named another former airline boss to succeed CEO Richard Anderson.


Anderson, a former Delta Air Lines CEO, will be replaced by William J. Flynn.


Flynn takes over on April 15 and joins from Atlas Air.


He spent 13 years at Atlas Air overseeing airfreight and military and passenger charter operations as president, CEO and board chairman.


Previously he worked at CSX Transportation, Sea-Land Services and GeoLogistics Corp.


"Bill is the right executive to lead us into the future. He brings a very long track record of keeping companies strong and building upon their strength," said Anthony Coscia, chairman of Amtrak's board of directors.


Anderson stays on as a senior adviser to Flynn until the end of 2020.


Amtrak carried 32.5 million passengers last year, which is the highest ridership in its 40-year history.


Under Anderson's leadership Amtrak has revamped its fare policies with airline-style rules such as change fees and non-refundable tickets.

Story Image



Your Comments

, be the first to post a comment.
Your email:






Email other comments made to this story


NOTE: Comments are subject to admin approval before being posted.
Mole Poll
Refund vs Credit debate: Is the controversy fueling mistrust in airlines?
yes 59.25 %
no 40.75 %

Thank you for your vote



What is GoodtoGo?

Submit your news
or special offer


Current UK Special Edition



Current US Special Edition



Current Asia/Pacific Special Edition



LATEST 'MOLE VIDEOS

Longwoods Research points to a problem for the tourism comeback

Atlantic City Tourism Stakeholders detail next steps

New cruise business launches amid travel and tourism crisis

Air Mauritius will fly again. The MTPA details its plans to welcome back European visitors

UPCOMING EVENTS
\m