** Airlink Welcomes David Barger as its Newest Council Member **
Chicago, IL (September 27, 2012) – ISTAT Airlink is pleased to announce that David Barger, President & Chief Executive Officer of JetBlue, has joined its Advisory Council, volunteering his time and expertise to help advance the Airlink program.
“It is an honor to have David Barger join our team of select industry leaders that constitutes Airlink’s Advisory Council,” said Bob Brown, CEO of ISTAT Airlink. “His industry connections along with his experience with growing a fledgling carrier into a major player in the international aviation industry will be a significant benefit to Airlink as we seek to grow our membership and the worldwide scale of our humanitarian operations.”
David Barger is the President and CEO of JetBlue, New York’s hometown airline™ known for its award-winning service and free TV as much as its low fares. He founded JetBlue in August 1998 as President and Chief Operating Officer, before being named Chief Executive Officer in May 2007 and assuming the additional role of President in June 2009. Prior to his roles at JetBlue, Mr. Barger served in various management positions with Continental Airlines including Vice President, Newark hub. He has also held assorted posts at New York Air, including Director of Stations.