Industry Update
Appointment 8 February 2019

Fred Reid

Appointed Global Head of Transportation
At Airbnb, Inc. in San Francisco - CA, USA

Fred Reid

A global aviation expert with more than three decades of experience, Fred joins Airbnb from his role as President of Cora Aircraft Program, a division of Kitty Hawk, where he oversaw the development of one of the most advanced autonomous electric vertical takeoff and landing aircrafts in the world.

Prior to that, he was President of Flexjet, an independent operating unit of Bombardier.

Fred was also the founding Chief Executive Officer of Virgin America, served as President of Delta Airlines, and helped format the SkyTeam airline alliance. He was named President and Chief Operating Officer of Lufthansa German Airlines in 1996 and was a co-architect of Star Alliance.

Airbnb, Inc.

Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone or tablet.
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