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Driving Revenues at the World's Largest Airlines

Jim Compton
Executive Vice-President & Chief Revenue Officer 
United Airlines

September Theme: Revenue Growth

Thursday, September 29, 2011
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM


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About The Topic

The merger of Continental Airlines and United has created the world's largest airline. Mr. Jim Compton, Chief Revenue Officer, United Airlines, will discuss the factors that constrain/limit revenue and the levers that drive revenue growth.



Mr. Compton will be traveling to Houston from Chicago specially for this luncheon. Do not miss this rare opportunity to learn from one of the stalwarts of the airline industry about revenue strategies you can apply in your company and industry.

To read an article on the topic, click here: Driving Revenues


About Our Speaker

Jim Compton is Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer for United, the world’s leading airline. In this role, Compton is responsible for overseeing the company’s domestic and international sales, corporate development and alliances, marketing, reservations, network pricing and revenue management, scheduling and distribution.

Previously, Compton was Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Continental Airlines. Prior to this appointment in 2010, Compton served as Executive Vice President of Marketing. Since joining Continental in 1995, Compton held leadership roles which also included Senior Vice President of Marketing and Senior Director of Pricing. As Senior Vice President of Marketing, Compton was instrumental in launching EliteAccess, Continental’s priority service for its most valuable customers.

Before joining Continental, Compton worked at United Parcel Service of America from 1993 to 1995, where he was responsible for system development and business planning, as well as rates for the company’s $15-billion domestic and air package delivery business. Prior to that, Compton served as Manager of Forecasting and Revenue Analysis for United Airlines from 1984 to 1993.

Compton received a bachelor of science and a master’s degree in economics from the University of Illinois – Chicago. He is married and has two children.

Compton serves on the board of directors of The Houston Center for Hearing and Speech.

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