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AirTran Senior Executive Kevin Healy joins Campbell-Hill Aviation Group

Healy, formally Senior Vice President of Marketing and Planning at AirTran Airways, has joined Campbell-Hill as its Senior Vice President.

Campbell-Hill Aviation Group, an aviation consulting firm has significantly broadened its range of airline planning and air service development expertise with the addition of long-time aviation executive Kevin P. Healy to its senior leadership team. Healy, who was Senior Vice President of Marketing and Planning at AirTran Airways, has joined Campbell-Hill as its Senior Vice President.

Healy played an important role in developing AirTran Airways’ low-cost business model and network expansion, leading to the successful merger with Southwest Airlines. His experience includes route strategy, scheduling, pricing, revenue-management, sales, distribution, consumer affairs, public relations and government affairs.

“Kevin has spent more than 30 years in key management roles at several airlines. He is a highly experienced and respected strategist with a wide range of professional skills,” said Brian M. Campbell, the firm’s chairman.

“Kevin is a proven leader with a strong record of success. We are delighted to have him join Campbell-Hill in this integral role.”

Before joining AirTran Airways in 1999, Healy held management positions at US Airways and Piedmont Airlines in pricing, revenue analysis, and yield management.

Eric K. Ford, who recently held management positions both at Oliver Wyman and Eclat Consulting, also joined Campbell-Hill as Vice President.

Ford brings to the firm more than twenty-five years of comprehensive airline industry and aviation consulting experience in air service development, pricing, planning, financial and economic analysis. Prior to his consulting work, Ford held management positions at United Airlines, Northwest Airlines, and US Airways, where he last served as Director of Pricing Development. He is recognized for his work on domestic and international air service proposals for numerous large and medium sized U.S. airports. He has developed short- and long-term traffic forecasts for airport cost, revenue, and operational benchmarking projects. In addition, Ford produced extensive studies of passenger diversion trends between airports, analyzed impacts of airline merger scenarios, and provided financial strengths and competitive assessments to airports, government entities, and investors.

Benjamin C. Lewis, also formerly with AirTran Airways, has joined Campbell-Hill as research manager. While at AirTran, Lewis was a Strategic Planning Analyst and Revenue Management Analyst. He was an intern at American Airlines in 2007 where he assisted in the development of on-board sales plans and other merchandising studies.

“We are pleased with the enhanced levels of analytical and project leadership skills these professionals bring to Campbell-Hill,” said Dean B. Hill, the firm’s president.

“Our firm continues to work on many of industry’s landmark issues. With the addition of Kevin, Eric and Ben, we now have an even more robust range of services available to our existing and future clients.”

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