America West Airlines (NYSE: AWA) today
announced the election of Kathleen Doyle as vice president and general
counsel. Doyle will be responsible for all legal affairs for the Company,
including the engagement and supervision of counsel retained by the Company.
“Kathleen`s legal expertise and negotiating skills have proved very
valuable to the Airline,” said Stephen L. Johnson, senior vice president,
corporate affairs. “During her more than two years with America West, she has
consistently demonstrated the ability to successfully manage complex legal
Doyle was formerly the senior director, legal affairs for the Company.
Prior to joining America West, she was in private practice with the English
law firm Freshfields in London for approximately five years, where her work
focused on aircraft and other asset-based finance. Before that, she was
associated with Bogle & Gates in Seattle, Washington. Doyle is a member of
the Washington State Bar Association and is a solicitor qualified in England
and Wales. She received a bachelor`s degree in history and a law degree from
the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington.
America West, the nation`s ninth largest airline, serves more than 90
destinations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico offering travelers the same full-
service product they have come to expect from other national airlines but with
low fares. America West Airlines ranked number one in customer satisfaction
among the nine major U.S. carriers for short-haul flights in this year`s
Airline Customer Satisfaction-U.S. Flights Study conducted by Frequent Flyer
magazine and J.D. Power and Associates.
America West Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of America West
Holdings Corporation, an aviation and travel services company with annual
sales of more than $1.7 billion.