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Alaska Airlines Names New Managing Director of Seattle Airport Operations
PR Newswire

SEATTLE, Sept. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines has named 25-year Alaska Airlines employee Wayne Newton managing director of its Seattle station, overseeing the day-to-day operations at its largest hub. Newton replaces John Ladner, who moved into the role of managing director of fleet, standards and operational control on Sept. 1.

"With an average of 165 daily peak-season departures, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is the busiest airport in our network," said Jeff Butler, Alaska Airlines' vice president of airport operations and customer service. "Wayne's quarter-century tenure with Alaska and effective leadership style will be invaluable as our route network continues to grow."

Previously, Newton served as Alaska's managing director of systems operations control. He has also held positions including managing director of airport operations, covering all airports outside of Seattle, and director of station operations (Seattle).

Newton holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Washington. Learn more at

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves more than 100 cities through an expansive network in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers in North America" in the J.D. Power North America Airline Satisfaction Study for eight consecutive years from 2008 to 2015. Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan also ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Airline Loyalty Rewards Programs" in the J.D. Power 2014 and 2015 Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report. For reservations, visit For more news and information, visit Alaska Airlines' newsroom at


SOURCE Alaska Airlines