Porter Airlines has strategically changed its senior leadership structure, separating the President and CEO roles. Michael Deluce will continue in his position as CEO, with the title of President being assumed by Kevin Jackson, the current Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer.

The newly-created President position will report to the CEO, with Deluce maintaining overall responsibility for Porter, focusing on strategic planning, maintaining a strong capital structure, managing key stakeholder relationships and overseeing infrastructure investments like the Saint Hubert passenger terminal in Montréal. In addition, Deluce’s current title as President and CEO of the airline’s parent company, Porter Aviation Holdings Inc., remains unchanged.

“Porter’s continuing evolution into a company that is actively competing in key markets across the continent requires leaders to be focused on achieving all of our objectives,” said Michael Deluce, CEO of Porter Airlines. “This starts with me recognising that my energy is currently best used on initiatives that often have longer timelines. I will remain closely involved in Porter’s overall strategic direction while Kevin oversees daily business matters and operations.”

Jackson brings his extensive experience in the airline industry to the role, including 11 years at Porter overseeing airport operations, technology, sales and marketing, communications, revenue management and customer experience.

“What people are seeing from the outside is Porter quickly growing with many aircraft deliveries, the introduction of new routes and a level of service that is disrupting what travellers think is possible when flying in economy,” said Kevin Jackson, President of Porter Airlines. “As we continue expanding across North America, we are evolving internally by implementing a number of strategic initiatives that will ensure we compete aggressively in the marketplace and continue providing the high level that passengers expect from us.”

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