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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, led by William Franke, former chairman of low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines, went about turning Denver-based Frontier into a no-frills, ... Robert Simpson, president of CenterState CEO, a Syracuse-based business leadership organization and chamber of commerce, noted that Frontier's low-fare, nonstop ...
Speaker highlights: Indigo Partners, Managing Partner, William Franke; Houston Airports, Director of Aviation, Houston Airport System, Mario Diaz; Volaris, CEO, Enrique Beltranena Mejicano; FedEx, MD, Regulatory Affairs, Nancy Sparks and others. Within the airline industry, CAPA's Americas Aviation ...

The 80-year old founder and CEO of Indigo Partners is a veteran of the airline industry. Franke led Phoenix-based America West Airlines as Chairman from 1993 to 2001, moving on to be Chairman of Tiger Airways in Asia from 2004 to 2009, as well as Chairman of Fort Lauderdale-based Spirit Airlines from ...
In the history of airline pioneers, William Franke is a name most airline passengers have probably never heard. But the 80-year-old managing partner of Indigo Partners in Phoenix is considered by many industry experts as the man most responsible for the creation of the ultra-low-cost carrier in the U.S. His ...
In the history of airline pioneers, William Franke is a name most airline passengers have probably never heard. But the 80-year-old managing partner of Indigo Partners in Phoenix is considered by many industry experts as the man most responsible for the creation of the ultra-low-cost carrier in the U.S. His ...

George Roberts, a co-founder and co-CEO of investment firm KKR, gave $1 million to support scholarships to the university's College of Education. Mr. Roberts made the gift in honor of his friendship with William Franke, a businessman who donated $25 million to Northern Arizona's College of Business in ...
FORT WAYNE, Ind. -Mad Anthonys is celebrating their 60th anniversary by announcing longtime local leaders in the world of sports and politics as the recipients of its highest annual honor. The Fort Wayne Komets' six-man ownership team – brothers Stephen, Michael, Richard, David and William Franke; ...

Frontier was acquired in December 2013 by Indigo, led by William Franke, a former executive of Spirit Airlines, which pioneered the “ultra low cost carrier" (ULCC) model of coupling low base fares with extra charges for a host of amenities. Franke and Frontier President and CEO Barry Biffle — also a former ...
At United (UAL - Get Report) , CEO Oscar Munoz seems to be following part of the Franke playbook, hiring a series of young airline managers, including Kirby and Andrew Levy. Munoz "got one of the guys I used to work with and another one I knew well," Franke said. "Whether it was intentional or not, that ...
According to court documents, Gannon and principal William Franke lost a case to Pickens in October after the Texas billionaire had sued them over two loan promissory notes worth $3.5 million and $600,000, respectively. In Pickens' latest complaint, he accuses Franke of transferring parts of the company ...
The airline has named former Sun Country CEO Stan Gadek as its chief executive, and recently signed a letter of intent to lease two Boeing 737-800 ... Indigo Managing Partner William Franke has recently made the observation that Canada's foreign ownership laws remain arcane, and the company has ...
Investing in Latin America aviation, the expansion of LCCs and the impact of the digital revolution are just a selection of the key issues to be discussed at CAPA's Latin America Aviation Summit, to be held in Cartagena on 11/12-Sep-2017. With at least a dozen CEOs already confirmed, the event promises ...
Indigo's founder and Managing Partner, William Franke, speaking at the recent CAPA Latin American Aviation Summit in Cartagena, Colombia, stated that ... Approximately two years ago Sky embarked on a transition to a low cost model, and the company's CEO Holger Paulmann (in an interview with CAPA ...
Four ultra-low cost airlines from four distinct markets are planning rapid expansion under an ambitious order placed by LCC specialist equity group Indigo Partners. Indigo signed an MoU at the 15-Nov-2017 Dubai Airshow for 430 A320neo family aircraft which are intended for US-based Frontier Airlines, ...


 

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