Vice President, International Planning, United Airlines
Patrick is the Vice President, International Planning, for United Airlines.
Prior to this position, he was the Managing Director of Network and Fleet Strategy for American Airlines, a position he was promoted into in January 2015. In this role, Patrick was responsible for developing and guiding major strategies for American’s network, including both American’s route footprint and the aircraft used to fly it. Network strategies included long-term hub/entity growth plans as well as near-term initiatives to bolster American’s route profitability, while fleet strategies related to determining interior configurations, guiding future fleet composition, and evaluating aircraft revenue economics. Patrick also spearheaded the creation of American’s recently-announced International Premium Economy product; a first for a US-based carrier. Prior to his promotion, he was the Director of Network Analytics.
Patrick was previously Senior Manager of Corporate Planning for American Airlines. In that role, he worked on the American Airlines restructuring, building the five-year network plan for the bankruptcy process and negotiating the labor contract with the pilots’ union. In addition to the restructuring process, he led a team responsible for Network Performance and Commercial Planning strategies. In this role, he was responsible for collaborating with the Commercial organization to identify and implement strategies to optimize financial performance. Prior to his role in Corporate Planning, Patrick was in charge of capacity decisions and route planning for the Atlantic Joint Business with British Airways and Iberia.
Patrick was previously a Senior Analyst in Corporate Planning, Finance, and Sales Planning within American, and spent three years at Continental Airlines in Network Planning.
Patrick earned a bachelor’s degree from Rice University and has a MBA from the University of Bath, UK. He is a competitive swimmer and triathlete.