Ontario International Airport (ONT) this week announced the appointment of aviation industry veteran Mark Haneke as chief marketing and air service strategy officer, a new position critical to the airport’s accelerating recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Haneke brings more than three decades’ airport and aviation experience to his new role, including manager of air service development and marketing at Sacramento International Airport (SMF).

In addition to spearheading air service development at ONT, Haneke will oversee marketing, communications, community engagement, customer experience and digital media operations.

“Mark joins us at an exciting time with Ontario International’s pandemic recovery moving at an industry-leading pace,” said Atif Elkadi, CEO of the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA). “With his extensive travel history, Mark knows well what makes airports most appealing to airlines and air travelers alike. We eagerly await his arrival.”

ONT also announced the recent hire of Quinn Annelin as senior manager of air service development; he will work closely with Haneke in attracting new airlines and growing ONT’s commercial air service. Before joining ONT, Annelin was most recently senior manager of market strategy with United Airlines in San Francisco, charged with increasing the airline’s local market share.