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Hollis L. Harris

President of Delta Air Lines, CEO of Continental Airlines, CEO of Air Canada, CEO of World Airways

Hollis Loyd Harris (November 25, 1931 – July 14, 2016) was an American businessman. He served as President and COO of Delta Air Lines (1987-1990) and Chairman, President, and CEO of Continental Airlines (1990-1991), Air Canada (1992-1996), and World Airways (1999-2004).[1]

Hollis L. Harris
Born
Hollis Loyd Harris

(1931-11-25)November 25, 1931
DiedJuly 14, 2016(2016-07-14) (aged 84)
ResidencePeachtree City, Georgia
Alma materAuburn University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Occupation • President of Delta Air Lines
 • CEO of Continental Airlines
 • CEO of Air Canada
 • CEO of World Airways
Years active1954–2004
Spouse(s)Joyce Dolores Entrekin (1955–2011)[source?]
ChildrenPatricia (Patti)
David
Jeffrey

In 1997, Harris and Steve Wolf signed a strategic agreement between Air Canada and United Airlines, producing what is now the Star Alliance, which grew to become the world's largest global airline alliance.

Harris died at the age of 84 on July 14, 2016 in Peachtree City, Georgia.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Rachel Tobin Ramos, “Atlanta author fires at Delta succession plan” Atlanta Business Chronicle, July 27, 2006
  2. "Former Delta President Hollis Harris Has Died: Business Travel News". www.businesstravelnews.com.