Skyway Airlines has announced the appointment of David C. Reeve as chairman of the board,
president and chief executive officer.He will be responsible for all
aspects of Skyway’s business performance, including flight operations,
inflight services, airport operations and aircraft maintenance, as well as
finance, human resources and administration.
Skyway Airlines, which operates as Midwest Connect, is a wholly owned
subsidiary of Midwest Airlines. Midwest Connect offers connections to
Midwest Airlines jet service and point-to-point service between select
markets on regional jets and turboprop aircraft.
Reeve originally joined Skyway Airlines (then Astral Aviation) in 1997
as president and chief executive officer. He served in that capacity until
late 1998 when he moved to Midwest Airlines as senior vice president of
operations. In 1999, he was named chairman of Skyway’s board of directors.
“David is truly committed to the regional side of our operations,” said
Timothy E. Hoeksema, chairman and chief executive officer of Midwest
Airlines. “Even after he moved to Midwest Airlines, he remained loyal to
his roots as chairman of Skyway’s board - continually championing Skyway’s
vital contributions to Midwest Air Group.” He added that naming a senior
Midwest executive to head Skyway underscores Midwest’s corporate commitment
to Skyway, especially now as the regional airline expands its 328JET fleet
and other business services.
The appointment is effective immediately, with Reeve continuing to fill
his current role as senior vice president of operations on the Midwest side
until a replacement is named.
Reeve’s aviation career spans more than 40 years and includes serving
as director of flight operations for DHL Airways; director of flight
operations and managing director of flight operations at Pan Am Express;
chief of systems control and vice president/director of operations for San
Juan Airlines; and pilot, manager and manager of flight operations for
Reeve Aleutian Airways. He holds a bachelor of business administration
degree in management from the University of Alaska.
Reeve serves on the senior advisory committee of the Air Transport
Association and as a member of General Mitchell International Airport’s
noise advisory committee.
A native of Anchorage, Reeve nurtured his love of flight at an early
age while growing up in a family known for pioneering aviation in Alaska.
He and his wife, Laurie, now reside in the Milwaukee area and enjoy
exploring the Midwest in the vintage Republic RC3 Seabee amphibian they