DENVER--()--Frontier Airlines today announced the appointment of Amit Agarwal as chief information officer of the Denver-based carrier. Frontier also announced the departure of Cliff Van Leuven, the airline’s vice president of customer service since 2004. Jan Fogelberg, currently Frontier’s vice president of commercial technology, will assume the role of vice president of customer service.
“He has a broad depth of airline technology knowledge and has the proven aptitude to help guide Frontier as we move forward.”
An experienced airline, planning and technology professional, Agarwal brings 20 years of industry experience to the position. Most recently, he served as senior vice president of corporate development and planning for Kingfisher Airlines based in Mumbai, where he focused on working with investors in recapitalization and restructuring.
In a previous role with Delta Air Lines, Inc., Agarwal helped manage the financial and operational turnaround of the airline. His efforts helped lead to $1 billion in revenue benefits through route and fleet utilization.
Agarwal holds a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from the National Institute of Technology in Bhopal, and a master’s in operations research and statistics from the University of Texas in Austin, Texas.
“We are very excited to welcome Agarwal aboard,” said David Siegel, president and chief executive officer of Frontier. “He has a broad depth of airline technology knowledge and has the proven aptitude to help guide Frontier as we move forward.”
Fogelberg has been with Frontier for nine years in roles of increasing responsibility in reservations, system policies and procedures and operations, where she served as senior director of stations with responsibilities over operations in the more than 60 cities served by Frontier in three countries. Prior to joining Frontier, Fogelberg spent time at Continental Airlines.
“We are sad to see Cliff go and, on behalf of Frontier’s 4,500 plus employees, I wish him the best of luck in his new endeavor,” said Siegel. “I am pleased to say that Jan is the ideal person to fill the vice president of customer service role. Her invaluable experience working with a number of different operating groups at Frontier, combined with her proven experience with the customer service team in her role as senior director of stations, gives her the unique ability to take the helm of our customer service team at this critical juncture.”
Frontier Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:RJET).
About Frontier Airlines
Frontier Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: RJET), an airline holding company that also owns Chautauqua Airlines, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America. Currently in its 19th year of operations, Frontier offers service to more than 80 destinations in the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. The airline employs over 4,500 aviation professionals, operating from its hub at Denver International Airport. For in-depth information on Frontier Airlines and to book tickets, visit FlyFrontier.com.