Northwest Airlines today announced that Laurie Lofgren has been named general manager å- China. Lofgren will be responsible for Northwestå‘s marketing, sales, operations and administrative functions throughout China, supporting the carrierå‘s daily flights serving Beijing and Shanghai.
“We are pleased to leverage Laurie Lofgren’s many years of experience and accomplishment in Northwest’s Asian operations for the benefit of our customers and employees in this critical market,” said Robert Isom, vice president - international. “Laurie’s leadership will allow us to continue to build on Northwest’s role as a leading carrier strongly committed to serving the Chinese market.”
Lofgren, who has served as general manager - Philippines, Guam and Saipan since May of 2000, and held leadership positions for Northwest in the Pacific for the last 10 years, will report to Isom.
Lofgren holds a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Minnesota and master’s degree in business communications from St. Thomas University.
In her new position, Lofgren will replace John Watkins, who will take on a special assignment related to the airline’s operations in China.
Northwest Airlines is the world`s fourth largest airline with hubs at Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, Tokyo and Amsterdam and more than 1,700 daily departures. With its travel partners, Northwest serves nearly 750 cities in almost 120 countries on six continents.