Richard Cozzi New President of Trump Shuttle

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Donald J. Trump has appointed Richard Cozzi president and chief operating officer of the Trump Shuttle, the airline that the cash-short real estate and casino developer has put up for sale.

Cozzi, with the Shuttle since its inception as vice president-operations, replaces Bruce Nobles, who is going on to other endeavors, Trump said in a statement.

“We wish him well,” Trump said.

Trump Shuttle officials were not available to comment on the management shake-up.


Trump bought the Shuttle, which ferries mostly business people between New York, Boston and Washington, from Eastern Airlines for $365 million last year.

Faced with a cash crunch, Trump put the airline up for sale this year and has said he would seriously consider any offer of more than $500 million.