"I am thrilled to announce
Gallagher also noted this transition will create opportunities for upward mobility within the company, further enabling continuity among executive management as Allegiant executes on its planned growth strategy.
"I am honored to be named the next CEO of
As president and CEO, Redmond will lead a dynamic executive management team with a combined 50 plus years of experience at Allegiant. Under the guidance and direction of this team, supported by a deep and wide bench of talented industry professionals, Allegiant has consistently been one of the most successful airlines in
Long regarded as a disruptive innovator in the airline space, Gallagher has spent more than four decades developing and building successful airline business models, culminating with Allegiant. When Gallagher took control of Allegiant in 2001, it had one airplane and was just emerging from bankruptcy. From there, Gallagher has grown the company into one of the most profitable airlines in the world with more than 110 aircraft, operating 600 plus routes across more than 130 cities in the United States.
Redmond has served on Allegiant's board since 2007 except for a one-year hiatus in 2013 as he pursued an opportunity in Australia. His appointment to CEO follows more than five years as president of Allegiant, where he had responsibility for all commercial and operational aspects of the company.
Prior to joining Allegiant full-time, Redmond spent more than three decades in the hospitality industry. He held positions at the highest levels of some of the world's largest and most recognizable hotel and gaming operators, including serving as president and chief executive officer of
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