Air Canada President of Passenger Airlines, Benjamin Smith, has announced the appointment of Robert Alan "Al" Read as Vice President, Airports – North America. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Read was Vice President, Operations at Air Canada Rouge.
Mr. Read began his career at Air Canada in 1979 on the front line as a ramp Station Attendant at Toronto-Pearson. He has held progressively senior management positions across various branches in customer sales and service, resource planning, cargo operations and system operations control. In 2012, as Vice President, Operations at Air Canada Rouge, he was responsible for operational aspects of the leisure carrier's start-up and since 2015 overall management responsibility for Air Canada Rouge.