It’s been quite awhile since my last Cranky Flier Interview, and I’m glad to finally have another one ready to go for you.
On this episode, I talk to Joe Sprague, President of Alaska’s wholly-owned regional Horizon Air. Joe, you may recall, was with Alaska Airlines previously — he accompanied me on my Milk Run adventure back in 2017 — but he left the company and only came back in late 2019 to run Horizon.
Talk about perfect timing to start running a regional airline… yeesh.
Joe and I talked about all the issues facing regionals, and how Horizon has worked through them. You can find the episode on all the regular podcast providers, or you can just listen here:
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