CALGARY — A former United Airlines executive has taken over the reins at WestJet Encore, WestJet’s regional airline.
Charles Duncan, who most recently served as Senior Vice-President, Technical Operations at United Airlines, has been announced as the new president of WestJet Encore, starting June 6, pending immigration approval. In his 20-year career in aviation, Duncan held numerous leadership positions, including Vice-President of Chicago O’Hare Hub, Vice-President, Europe, Middle East, Africa and India for United Airlines, and President and Chief Operating Officer, Continental Micronesia for Continental Airlines.
“I have spent my career in aviation because it combines my love of aircraft, travel and people. Coming onboard an airline like WestJet Encore with its huge growth curve, passionate employees and caring culture is a perfect fit with my professional background,” he said. “I look forward to moving into the role and supporting this dynamic team in realizing even greater impact across the WestJet network.”
Gregg Saretsky, WestJet President and CEO, added: “Charles is a proven leader with extensive experience in operations, commercial and general management for global airlines. His operating skills and effectiveness working with teams will continue the success that WestJet Encore has already had in just less than four years of operations.”