September 28, 2012 / 2:38 PM / 5 years ago

Air Canada picks AirTran exec as new chief operating officer

(Reuters) - Air Canada ACb.TO said on Friday that Klaus Goersch, an executive at Southwest Airlines Co’s LUV.N 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

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