Spirit Airlines Announces Senior Management Promotions

John Severson to Executive VP and Scott Justmann to Senior VP
Spirit Airlines, the nation`s largest privately-held carrier, announces two senior management promotions to further position the low-fare carrier for growth in 2002.

“The success and growth of our company comes from the strength of the employees that make up the Spirit family including these well deserved promotions, ” said Jacob Schorr, president and chief executive officer.


John Severson, executive vice president and CFO


John Severson, who joined the Spirit family February of 1997 and served as senior vice president and chief financial officer, now assumes the role of executive vice president and chief financial officer. Severson`s aviation career includes positions with Jet USA, MGM Grand Air and Jet America Airlines.


“In his new role, John will continue to run the financial side of Spirit. His expertise is paramount to the financial stability and success of the airline,” said Schorr.

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“As we expand into new markets and increase service system-wide, John’s leadership continues to prove invaluable as Spirit reaches new heights in the industry and continues to maintain financial stability and profitability,” stated Schorr.


Scott Justmann, senior vice president of flight operations


Scott Justmann, who joined Spirit in April 1993, assumes the duties and responsibilities of senior vice president of flight operations. Justmann most recently served as director of flight operations for Spirit with previous management positions within the flight operations department including base supervisor, manager of flight standards and chief pilot. Prior to joining Spirit, he served in pilot and management positions with Maxair, Midway, Midstate and Midwest Express.


“Scott has proven to be an asset for Spirit. Our flight crews are vital to the airline not only for their skills but also for their leadership in-flight,” said Schorr.


“Spirit is dedicated to maintaining our commitment to customer service and we depend on our flight crews to uphold the standard. Over the past two months, Spirit has led airline carriers in on-time arrivals as compared to reported data issued in the U.S. Department of Transportation`s Air Travel Consumer Report,” continued Schorr.


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