Juan Carlos Liscano: Overseeing American Airlines’ largest schedule at MIA
What started as a part-time job for Juan Carlos Liscano in 1994 ended up being his professional passion. Twenty-seven years later, he is vice president of Miami operations for American Airlines, one of the largest US international travel and cargo hubs and the gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean.
“I never once thought that I would be in aviation, and I realized I was really good at it, I enjoyed it, and it didn’t feel like a job,” Mr. Liscano said.
His career started in Miami and then he was moved to the Bahamas for his first general manager job. As he continued growing in the company, he has held positions such as the managing director of Latin America, managing director of the Los Angeles hub, managing director of flight service strategy, and managing director of customer care in the Miami Hub. Throughout his career, he has also been in Indianapolis, Atlanta and Dallas, which is company headquarters.
Looking back, he says “that’s not what I was expecting was going to happen, but it’s pretty amazing.”
Even though he has many responsibilities at his desk, Mr. Liscano makes time to be involved in the community. He is part of the Beacon Council board and treasurer of United Way, organizations he describes as “responsible for the economic development of Miami-Dade but also for taking care of those in need within our community.” He is also on the board of the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, based in Washington, DC.
Juan Carlos Liscano spoke with Miami Today reporter Gabriela Henriquez Stoikow.
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