Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation Names New Washington Dulles Hub Director

Dec. 9, 2009

APPLETON, Wis., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation today announced it has promoted Rick Edmondson to the position of hub director at their Washington Dulles hub operation, reporting directly to Vice President Customer Service, Vince Portaro. In his new role, Edmondson will assume responsibility for all decisions relevant to the United Express operations. Additional aspects of Edmondson's responsibilities include monitoring and measuring Air Wisconsin's operations to maximize cost effectiveness while ensuring operational quality and reliability.

"Rick has excelled in a progressive range of positions since he started with Air Wisconsin in Grand Junction, Colorado over 10 years ago," noted Portaro. "Since filling the role of Interim Dulles Hub Director in August, Rick has performed at a high level with a strong emphasis on customer service and safety, while fostering positive collaborations with United Airlines and our flying partners."

Since joining Air Wisconsin in July of 1999 as a shift supervisor in Grand Junction, Colorado, Edmondson has assumed increasing responsibility in the positions of baggage manager in Denver, Colorado and manager of customer service coordination and performance manager in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Edmondson attended Colorado State University.

Air Wisconsin, the largest privately held regional airline in the United States, operates as US Airways Express, scheduling nearly 500 departures per day to 69 cities in 26 states and two Canadian provinces. The fleet includes 70 Canadair Regional Jets. Additionally, Air Wisconsin performs ground-handling services for United Express at over 30 locations throughout the country.

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SOURCE Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation