US Airways has appointed Robert E. Martens as Senior Vice President and President, US
Airways Express.In his new position, Martens, 61, will oversee the US
Airways Express program, which consists of 2,300 daily flights and includes
nine regional airlines. He will have direct oversight of the airlines’ two
wholly owned regional subsidiaries, Piedmont Airlines and PSA Airlines, and
will report to US Airways President Scott Kirby.
US Airways President Scott Kirby stated, “We are extremely pleased to
welcome Bob to the US Airways team. He brings a great deal of industry
knowledge and extensive airline operations experience, particularly with
regional affiliates, to our airline, and we look forward to improving the
seamless service between our express and mainline operations as a result of
Martens has more than 35 years of aviation experience, and began his
career at Trans World Airlines where he held a variety of planning and
financial positions. Martens spent the majority of his career with American
Airlines where he served in various senior management capacities, including
President and CEO of AMR Corporation’s wholly owned regional airline American
Eagle Airlines. His additional experience includes serving as chairman and
chief executive officer at Business Express Airlines, and as president and
chief operating officer at Polar Air Cargo.
Martens holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale and a Masters of
Business Administration from Harvard.