Zarir Erani


Sun Country Airlines




Zarir Erani replaced CEO John Fredricksen at Sun Country this summer. Little is known about the former Hallmark Business Connections executive, including the rationale for his hiring and Fredericksen’s move into a labor relations role. Owned by the media-shy Davis family (Davisco, Cambria Holdings), historically volatile Sun Country has seen a decent stretch of sustained profitability but is laboring under intense competition from ultra-low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines. With new labor contracts for pilots and flight attendants, Erani will be able to focus on the airline’s competitive situation rather than issues of morale and labor overhead uncertainty.