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.
Recent Appointments at Airbnb, Inc.
30 January 2020 — Airbnb today announced the appointment of Catherine Powell as Head of Airbnb Experiences. In this role, Powell will serve on Airbnb's Executive Team and lead Airbnb's Experiences business, managing a team spanning five continents that works to grow the number of high-quality offerings available to travelers and support Airbnb Experience Hosts.