AirTran Airways' EVP to Retire
An experienced airline executive and an attorney, Mr Kolski has joined AirTran Airways in March 1999, as senior vice president of operations, where he oversaw all operational and regulatory aspects of the airline.
In January 2008, Mr Kolski was promoted to executive vice president of operations and corporate affairs. In January 2010, he assumed the responsibilities of executive vice president of corporate affairs.
Mr Kolski began his airline career in 1966 with National Airlines and also held executive positions at New York Air, Eastern Air Lines and Continental Airlines prior to joining AirTran.
Bob Fornaro, chairman, president and CEO of AirTran Airways, said: â€œFor the past 12 years, Mr Kolski has played an invaluable role in shaping AirTran Airways into the quality airline it is today. His accomplishments have been many in the areas of operations, maintenance, regulatory compliance, labor negotiations, supplier relationships, and properties and facilities. He leaves AirTran in the very capable hands of those he has groomed to assume his responsibilities.â€
Mr Kolski said: â€œAfter close to half a century of rich and varied experiences in the ever-changing airline industry, now is an appropriate time for me to make time for some things that I have been putting off. I plan to stay involved in the aviation industry while spending more time with my family.â€
Will Mr Kolski's retirement affect the firm?
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