Alton Aviation Consultancy Appoints Global Airline Practice Lead

Oct. 15, 2021

Alton Aviation Consultancy is pleased to announce the appointment of Umang Gupta as global airline practice lead.

Gupta brings 20 years’ experience in airline strategy and revenue growth, having held leadership positions at United Airlines, JetBlue Airways, US Airways, and Sabre. His expertise extends across revenue management and pricing, planning, sales and distribution, marketing, brand management, advertising, non-airline partnerships, ancillary products, alliances and joint ventures, customer service, experience and loyalty.

John Mowry, managing director, says, “Umang’s track record in driving strategic growth and performance improvement across a wide range of carriers speaks for itself. We are delighted to welcome him to the team as an invaluable asset to our airline clients."

Gupta will be based at Alton’s New York office and will oversee the consultancy’s support to airlines as they tackle their most challenging commercial, financial, and operational issues.

In his most recent role as head of domestic revenue management at United Airlines, Gupta delivered industry-leading unit revenue growth during the most turbulent time in the industry, while also leading the launch of United’s acclaimed Premium Plus service.

Previously at JetBlue, Gupta served as President of JetBlue Vacations where he developed the strategy to supercharge growth of JetBlue’s Vacations business and non-air travel products & partnerships, successfully quadrupling revenues. He also held senior roles in marketing and strategic planning and revenue analysis with the airline.

“Alton has built an enviable reputation as thought leaders with industry-wide expertise,” says Gupta. “I am excited to be joining the firm at a critical moment for the airline industry, bringing Alton’s clients strategic thinking and state of the art best practices to chart the way towards renewed profitability in a post-pandemic environment.”