Alaska Airlines Elects John Ladner as Vice President Flight Operations

The Alaska Airlines board of directors has elected John Ladner as vice president of flight operations for Alaska Airlines and the Horizon Air board of directors has elected Brooke Vatheuer as senior vice president of operations and planning for Horizon Air.

Beginning March 1, Ladner will formally lead Alaska’s flight operations division, which includes line flying operations; flight operations quality assurance; flight standards; pilot training; crew planning and scheduling; flight operations engineering; flight operations technical; and dispatch. In his role, he also ensures compliance with all relevant government regulations.

Vatheuer begins her new role immediately. As the senior vice president of operations and planning for Horizon Air, she’ll oversee operational performance, lead strategic planning, and continue improving processes and collaboration at Horizon Air. She’ll also partner with leaders at Alaska to manage the Capacity Purchase Agreement Horizon Air has with Alaska Airlines.

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