Brian Znotins is Vice President of Network Planning. In this role, he guides the development and implementation of American’s global network and hub strategy. This includes all route planning, slot management, and long-range planning efforts.
Brian joined American from WestJet, where he spent three years as the airline’s Vice President of Network, Alliances and Corporate Development. During his time at WestJet, he led a redesign of three critical hubs, drove schedule quality improvement, designed a Canada/U.S. joint venture, and introduced a new strategy to reach the premium traveler
Prior to WestJet, Brian spent more than 17 years at United Airlines and Continental Airlines, where he held numerous leadership positions including Vice President of Network and Managing Director of International and Long-Range Planning. He began his airline career as an analyst in the network planning department of Canadian Airlines in Calgary.
Brian holds a bachelor’s degree and MBA from the University of Calgary.