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Horizon Air names aviator with 30+ years experience as new VP of Flight Operations

SEATTLE, Oct. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Horizon Air’s board of directors has elected Captain Carlos Zendejas to be the company’s new vice president of flight operations. Zendejas will oversee Horizon’s 700 pilots and its flight operations support team

A seasoned aviation leader, Zendejas has been flying for more than 30 years, which includes 22 years at the U.S. Air Force, where he served in active duty as a pilot and instructor. He joined Alaska Airlines in 2002 as a pilot, while serving simultaneously in the U.S. Air Force Reserves for 11 years before his retirement from the military.

“We’re thrilled to have Carlos lead flight operations,” said Horizon Air President Joe Sprague. “Not only is Carlos an accomplished aviator, but his technical expertise, safety-first mindset and genuine care for our pilots will serve Horizon well.”

Throughout his 18-year career at

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