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Seasoned Airline CEO Dave Pflieger Takes Helm at Silver Airways

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Pilot and experienced business executive Dave Pflieger took over as president and CEO of Florida-based Silver Airways in May 2013. Pflieger recently completed a contract with the newly rebranded Fiji Airways, steering the company from financial troubles to $400 million in annual revenue in just two years.

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Seasoned Airline CEO Dave Pflieger Takes Helm at Silver Airways

  1. 1. Seasoned Airline CEO Dave Pflieger Takes Helm at Silver Airways By Dave Pflieger
  2. 2. Introduction  Pilot and experienced business executive Dave Pflieger took over as president and CEO of Florida-based Silver Airways in May 2013. Pflieger recently completed a contract with the newly rebranded Fiji Airways, steering the company from financial troubles to $400 million in annual revenue in just two years.
  3. 3. About David Pflieger  During his time at Fiji Airways, formerly known as Air Pacific, Pflieger led a fleet upgrade from B747 and B767 aircraft to three new wide-body Airbus A330s valued at over $600 million. He also made improvements in employee relations, establishing a profitsharing and quarterly incentive program, and introduced a comprehensive social responsibility program. As a result of his tenure, Air Pacific was twice recognized as one of the “World’s Top 5 Small Airlines” by Conde Nast Traveler magazine.
  4. 4. Conclusion  Dave Pflieger, who succeeds retired CEO Darrell Richardson, will join Silver Airway’s board of directors. He brings with him nearly 30 years of experience in aviation and the airline industry.

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