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Dee takes early retirement from AC

Air Canada’s executive vice-president and chief operating officer, Duncan Dee will be taking early retirement this fall after a 15-year career with the carrier. Calin Rovinescu, president and CEO of AC, said that Dee has made a “significant” contribution to Air Canada during the course of his career. Pointing out that while he has held many different roles at AC, Rovinescu said that “in his role as Chief Operating Officer, he has helped both shape our strategic direction and lead the airline through the challenges of transformation, while continuing to build on our worldwide reputation for safety and customer service excellence. Under his leadership, Air Canada achieved significant operational and cost efficiencies, including greater fleet productivity and CASM reduction, while at the same time improving customer satisfaction levels.” AC’s president and CEO also indicated that Dee “has agreed to remain available to Air Canada after his retirement this fall and the Board joins me in thanking him for his ongoing dedication.” In commenting on his retirement, Dee said: “It has been a true honour to have been a member of the Air Canada team for the past 15 years and, in particular, to have had the opportunity to contribute to our achievements over the past three years as Chief Operating Officer. I know that these achievements will help transform Air Canada into a stronger, more sustainable airline in the years to come.”

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