FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (July 2, 2002) å- Spirit Airlines, the largest privately-held carrier in the U.S., announces the promotion of Patricia å“Pattyå” Barrie to vice president of in-flight services to focus on Spiritå‘s solid industry and consumer rankings for 2002.
Barrie joined Spirit in January 2001 as associate corporate council and was then named director of in-flight services in September 2001. Prior to joining Spirit, she held positions with Eastern Airlines for 17 years including base administrator, in-flight supervisor and flight attendant. “Patty’s experience in aviation coupled with her legal background provides an invaluable skill set for her new leadership role with Spirit, ” said Jim Weiland, executive vice president and chief operating officer. “The success of our company comes from the strength of the employees and this promotion is well deserved,” said Weiland.
Barrie graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and more recently earned a juris doctoral degree from the University of Miami School of Law and graduated cum laude. About Spirit Airlines
Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Spirit Airlines is the largest privately-held airline in the U.S. and serves 15 destinations with 100 daily flight departures. With a fleet of modern aircraft for scheduled and charter service, Spirit serves Atlantic City, N.J., Chicago/O’Hare, Denver, Detroit, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Myrtle Beach, S.C., New York/LaGuardia, Oakland, Calif., San Juan, Puerto Rico and the Florida cities of Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, Tampa and West Palm Beach. Reservations can be made online at www.spiritair.com, by calling 1-800-772-7117 or en Español at 1-800-756-7117 and through local travel agents.