Monday, May 20, 2013

Ben Baldanza President & CEO

Spirit Airlines

Ben Baldanza joined Spirit, the largest Ultra Low Cost Carrier in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, in January 2005 as our President and Chief Operating Officer. In May 2006, Mr. Baldanza was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer at which time he was also appointed to our board of directors.

Baldanza has over twenty-five years of airline related experience. Prior to joining Spirit, he served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Planning at US Airways, where he was responsible for route planning, scheduling, pricing and revenue management, marketing, sales, cargo, distribution, and the international division.

Prior to US Airways, Baldanza served as Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Grupo Taca, an airline group based in Latin America and held various management positions at Continental Airlines, Northwest Airlines and American Airlines.

Baldanza holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Syracuse University and a Master of Public Affairs, specializing in transportation and economics, from Princeton University.