Spirit Airlines, the largest privately-held carrier in the U.S. has announced the selection of Deborah L. Stone as their new Vice President of Pricing and Revenue Management.
Stone, who is a well-known expert in the airline industry, joins Spirit from Sabre and will relocate to Fort Lauderdale from Sabre’s headquarters in Dallas.
“We were very selective and diligent about finding the best person to fill this important position,” said Tom Anderson, Chief Marketing Officer. “Deborah’s abilities and reputation are exactly what we were looking for, we have definitely found the right person.”
She joins Spirit as the airline is posting some of its highest revenue periods in history. The airline also operates one of the lowest operating costs per available seat mile (CASM) in the industry, the standard industry measurement. Spirit`s CASM for Q1 2003 was 7.5 cents for the quarter. By comparison AirTran reported 8.6 cents and Southwest reported 7.5 cents, according to published reports.
Prior to holding the position of Senior Consultant at Sabre, Stone was Head of Airline Product at Hotwire in San Francisco and spent seven years prior at Continental Airlines in Houston as Director of Revenue Analysis & Channel Pricing.
She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and her undergraduate degree is from Texas A & M University.
About Spirit Airlines: Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Spirit Airlines is the largest privately-held airline in the U.S. With a fleet of modern aircraft for scheduled and charter service, Spirit brings low fares and friendly service to Atlantic City, N.J., Chicago/O`Hare, Denver, Detroit, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Myrtle Beach, S.C., New York/LaGuardia, San Juan, Puerto Rico and the Florida cities of Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, Tampa and seasonal service to West Palm Beach. Spirit`s website is www.spiritair.com.