Southwest Airlines Co.
late Monday announced a slew of promotions and re-arrangements, including the promotion of its vice president of network planning, Adam Decaire, to senior VP of network planning and network operations control. Decaire will continue to report to Chief Operating Officer Andrew Watterson. Southwest said Monday’s changes are part of a broader reorganization that started last year, but also added that Decaire and a subordinate will work to create “a tighter feedback loop between schedule design and schedule execution while adding resiliency and reliability to the network.” Southwest canceled thousands of flights in late December, and late last week warned that it expects a surprise quarterly loss because of the costs associated with the cancelations and other operational problems. Shares of Southwest edged higher in after-hours trading Monday after ending the regular trading day up 2%.