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 William Franke

William A Franke

Director at
Phelps Dodge Corp.
Phoenix, Arizona
BASIC MATERIALS / METAL MINING
Director since 1980
67 years old [in 2004]

Mr. Franke was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of America West Holdings Corporation from February 1997 and President from April 1999 until his retirement on September 1, 2001. He was Chief Executive Officer of its principal subsidiary, America West Airlines, Inc. (airline carrier), from April 1999 until his retirement on September 1, 2001 and was Chairman of its Board from 1992 until his retirement on September 1, 2001. He also was its President from April 1999 until May 24, 2000. He has been President of Franke and Company, Inc., Phoenix, Arizona, an investment firm, since 1987. He is the managing member of Indigo Partners, LLC, a private equity fund focused on investments in the air transportation sector and a managing partner of Newbridge Latin America, L.P., a private equity fund with investments in that region and of several of the investment funds' portfolio companies. He is also a director of On Semiconductor, Inc. Age 67.

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Indigo, headed by former America West airlines CEO William Franke, had been a major investor in ultra-low-fare pioneer Spirit Airlines, selling that stake a few months before buying Frontier.

Indigo, headed by former America West airlines CEO William Franke, had been a major investor in ultra-low-fare pioneer Spirit Airlines, selling that stake a few months before buying Frontier.
Two years later, Indigo, which is owned by veteran budget-carrier investor William Franke, has transformed Frontier into a profitable, ultralow-cost carrier embracing the Spirit model.
Indigo, headed by former America West airlines CEO William Franke, had been a major investor in ultra-low-fare pioneer Spirit Airlines, selling that stake a few months before buying Frontier.
The abrupt departure of Spirit airlines CEO Ben Baldanza in early Jan-2016 immediately generated wide-ranging conjecture that his exit was setting the stage for a merger with fellow ULCC Frontier Airlines.
Frontier airlines has gone through a year of major changes - and it's not done yet. With the Denver company's increasing outsourcing of employees and growing list of ancillary fees finally reaching a settling point - and providing it the expense and ...
KUSA - Frontier airlines' president said after the resignation of the company's CEO Wednesday that its main goals in the coming months will be to improve the customer experience and operational issues that have delayed too many flights.
Company co-founder and managing director William Franke during the recent CAPA Americas aviation Summit in Las Vegas concluded JetBlue, Virgin America and to some extent Southwest have cost structure above Allegiant, Spirit and Frontier.
Indigo co-founder William Franke has some experience with ULCCs; in fact he has successfully invested in a number of them, most notably Wall Street's favorite: Spirit.
In late 2013, Frontier airlines was taken private by William Franke's Indigo Partners. Since then, the company has vastly overhauled its route network in order to find a niche in the ultra-low-cost carrier market beside Spirit Airlines (Nasdaq: SAVE ...


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