For a man of whom it’s said the only thing he knew about airlines when he got into the business was that it said “seat 16B” on his boarding pass, William “Bill” Franke has demonstrated a remarkable skill for expanding the aviation market. Thanks to Franke, more people than ever can afford to fly. And every day, more people around the world are taking their first airline flight. Franke, who graduated from Stanford University, started his career climb as CEO of ...

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