Art Torno returns to run Latin heart of American Airlines in Chapter 11 reorganization in his hardest managerial job
Longtime American Airlines executive Art Torno has returned to Miami, overseeing American's largest international route system and replacing his retiring mentor, Peter Dolara, as the airline's vice president of Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America.
Mr. Torno's assignment comes at a key juncture in the storied airline's history, as American reorganizes under Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
"It's probably the most difficult thing that I've had to manage through my career," he said. "At the end of the day, we're going to preserve 55,000 jobs and their potential for the future. If we don't do this, the chances are we might lose the entire company."
Based in Coral Gables, Mr. Torno oversees operations at Miami International Airport, one of American's five hubs, which it plans to rely on in coming years.
Mr. Torno discussed his career with American and the company's reorganization plans with Miami Today staff writer Scott Blake at American's offices on Ponce de Leon Boulevard.
To read the entire issue of Miami Today online, subscribe to e -Miami Today, an exact digital replica of the printed edition.
To read this profile article in its entirety,
subscribe to e-MiamiToday.
With the e-MiamiToday you will be able to read
the entire contents of Miami Today online
exactly as it appears in print.
Or order this issue, to receive a regular
printed copy of this week’s Miami
Today. You may also subscribe to the printed
edition of Miami Today to receive the newspaper
every week by mail.
If you are reading this in Miami Today’s “Online
Archive” as an archived web page and
would like to see the entire article that
was published, call Miami Today, 305-358-2663
and ask for the Circulation Department.