Hasaan Azam is the Manager of Air Service Development and Cargo Business Development for Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RTIA). He has more than 11 years of Air Service Development experience. Hasaan began his professional aviation career in 2007 with Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport as a Market Development Specialist. In 2010, Hasaan joined RTIA as an Air Service Development Analyst. He returned to Dallas in 2013 to work for Sabre Airline Solutions as Account Director of Market Intelligence Product. During his short 16 months at Sabre, Hasaan managed a total of 150 global accounts and represented Sabre in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. Hasaan was hired back at RTIA in the fall of 2014 and has been with the company ever since. Since his return to RTIA, the airport has seen a significant growth in passenger traffic, hitting a four million passenger mark in 2017. In addition, Hasaan played a significant role in bringing Volaris, JetBlue Airways, Frontier Airlines and California Pacific Airline Airlines at RTIA. Hasaan works with all of the members of Regional Air Service Corporation (RASC) very closely to promote and increase air lift at RTIA. RASC members include all Conventions and Visitors Bureaus in the Northern Nevada region, most ski resorts at Lake Tahoe, major casino/hotels in Washoe County, Chambers of Commerce, Travel Nevada, Economic Development and other business entities in the region.
In addition, Hasaan is the Founder and President of Northern Nevada PAK American Association. The mission of this group is to enhance the welfare and benefits of Pakistani American community of Northern Nevada through representation of community interests, grass root organization, and education through public participation.
In July 2018, Hasaan was appointed as Commissioner on Minority Affairs for the State of Nevada. The mission of the Commission is to advocate for and to provide a voice to minorities residing in the State of Nevada in matters relating to areas including, but not limited to: education, housing, employment, civil rights, health, political empowerment and economic development. He is the chair of the “Community Liaison” subcommittee and assists on other initiatives for the commission representing Northern Nevada.
He also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with concentration in Marketing from University of Texas and officially translates three languages for the RTIA (Urdu, Hindi and Panjabi).