Air Canada picks AirTran exec as new chief operating officer

Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:37am EDT
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(Reuters) - Air Canada ACb.TO said on Friday that Klaus Goersch, an executive at Southwest Airlines Co's (LUV.N: Quote) AirTran Airways, will be its next chief operating officer.

Goersch, a former pilot who was most recently AirTran's executive vice-president of operations and customer service, will succeed Duncan Dee, effective October 1. The airline announced Dee's early retirement in June.

(Reporting by Allison Martell; Editing by Peter Galloway)