Kansas City, MO—Vanguard Airlines, Inc. (NasdaqSC: VNGD) announced today that Ronald L. McClellan will replace Al Gorthy as Vice President of Maintenance, effective June 26, 2000. Mr. McClellan is a former employee of People Express, Continental Airlines, Vanguard Airlines and most recently Trans World Airlines, where he was Managing Director-Aircraft Acquisition. Mr. McClellan is returning to a role he previously held at Vanguard Airlines between 1994 and 1998.
Jeff Potter, CEO and President of Vanguard Airlines, said, “Mr. McClellan brings 30 years of aviation maintenance experience to Vanguard. He was instrumental in developing and staffing our Maintenance Department at Vanguard’s inception. We are fortunate to have him rejoin the Vanguard team and look forward to his leadership role within the Department.”
Vanguard, which began service in December 1994 and is headquartered in Kansas City, is a low-fare, 100% ticketless passenger airline providing convenient and frequent, scheduled jet services to the following ten cities: Atlanta, Buffalo/Niagara Falls, Chicago-Midway, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Kansas City, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Myrtle Beach, New Orleans (beginning August 1, 2000) and Pittsburgh. The Company employs approximately 950 full-time equivalent Employees and currently operates a fleet of 15 Boeing 737s. For more information on Vanguard or to book a reservation online, please visit the Company’s Web site at www.FlyVanguard.com.