Change in Spirit Airlines CEO

Greetings Spirit AFA-CWA Union Brothers and Sisters,

 

Your Union Leadership was informed this morning by our Chief Operating Officer John Bendoraitis of a change in leadership at Spirit Airlines.  Robert (Bob) L. Fornaro, formerly a member of our Board of Directors, has been named as Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. Fornaro is replacing Ben Baldanza effective immediately.  Ben had been our CEO for ten years and under his leadership, Spirit moved from a traditional air carrier with two classes of service to what we now know as the leading Ultra Low Cost Carrier.  We are, and will remain, a trendsetter in the airline industry.  We appreciate Ben’s leadership and we wish him all of the best in the future.