Timothy J. Ahern was named Vice President – New York and International, in May 2012. Based in New York as the senior officer managing the competitive New York region he oversees American’s Europe and Pacific operations from that gateway and travels regularly to London.
Ahern is also responsible for American’s joint business agreements with British Airways, Iberia and Japan Airlines. He has extensive airport leadership experience, serving most recently as Vice President – Airport Services with responsibility for all US/Canada airport operations. Prior to that, Ahern served as Vice President of American’s Dallas/Fort Worth hub, where he managed more than 500 daily departures and 17,000 employees.
This is Ahern’s fifth officer position. First appointed to the officer ranks in 1996, he has also served as Vice President for Safety – Security and Environmental and Vice President of Operations Planning and Performance. In prior years, he held positions as Managing Director of Field Services, Ticketing and Terminal Services and Ground Operations, as well as General Manager of American’s San Diego Airport Operations.
Ahern joined American in 1978 as a Reservations Agent. A native of Madelia, Minn., Ahern is a 1977 graduate of Dowling College, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation and Business Administration.