CommuteAir Community

Work for the Best Airline Around

CommuteAir is an airline with a family atmosphere felt by our passengers and employees alike. Our refined approach to developing employees and their talent ensures mentorship and partnership opportunities with upper-level management. Each employee finds their place—celebrating their unique skills and expertise—with CommuteAir.

ATP Tuition Reimbursement Program

ATP Flight Schools and CommuteAir have partnered to provide students a new path to the friendly skies – By applying to our lottery with an essay, we’ve selected our first class of ATP students to receive up to $20,000 in tuition reimbursement assistance!

Peter Vizzoni

CommuteAir First Officer - Previously ATP Mesa Flight Instructor

Peter is our first ATP student to complete the Tuition Reimbursement Program and transition to CommuteAir as a First Officer – We’re looking forward to seeing his fellow alumni join him in the field!

“I originally graduated college with a business degree but decided to follow in my father’s footsteps and become a United pilot. I chose CommuteAir because it’s a sizeable airline and has a community-focused culture!”

Dave Comish

Lead Flight Instructor - ATP Provo

“Aviation runs deep in my family – My father, uncle, and grandfather were all United pilots and I want to do the same.

I chose CommuteAir because I felt the most comfortable and the opportunity offered through the Aviate program was great for me.”

Nick Graziano

Lead Flight Instructor - ATP Ogden

“I got into aviation with my dad – he took me to an airshow and I really just fell in love with the sights and sounds of the whole thing.

I worked alongside United before becoming a pilot, and CommuteAir’s tight partnership with UA convinced me that this is where I want to fly!”

Joe Marinelli

Flight Instructor - ATP Orlando

“I chose aviation at a young age – My mother worked at United growing up, and I got the chance to have experiences like “Take Your Kid to Work Day” at the airport.

CommuteAir caught my eye early on while I was working as a United Flight Attendant, and I’m looking forward to fly with them as a pilot!”

Charlie Kurtz

Flight Instructor - ATP Olive Branch

“My dad was an inspiration early on, and during college, I wanted a career that offered something a little more exciting…so I chose flying!

I chose to go with CommuteAir because of their efficient training program, but also because of their professionalism.”

CommuteAir Management Team

Derek Sharp

Managing Director of Safety

Ryan Morris

Chief Pilot

Michael Traster

Director of Maintenance

Joe Michaelson

Chief Inspector

Kyle Vasiloff

Managing Director of Financial Planning & Analysis

Sergio Aleman

Managing Director of Materials and Sourcing

Jason Kadah

Managing Director Communications and Brand Strategy

Julie Puckhaber

Director of Talent Acquisition - Crew

Joey Dhaliwal

Director of Corporate Real Estate

Peter Ganabathi

Director Network and Operations Planning

Nicolle Jackson

Director of Systems Operations Control

Harold Abraham

Director of Tech Ops Planning & Strategy

Joe Kirby

Director of Maintenance Training

Lance Lau

Director of Pilot Training

Michael Lack

Director of Training, Operations & AQP

Jeremy Gorges

Director of Employee Relations

Asabe Dawudu

Data Scientist

Lorraine Licata

Corporate Controller

Robert Ferguson

Director of IT Infrastructure

Amita Kale

Director of IT Software Development

More Information

Would you like to learn why CommuteAir is the best airline to work for? Call us at (440) 779-4588, or reach out directly.

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