BRITT AIRWAYS (Houston) - John Prendergast will become president on May 1.

Mr. Prendergast is currently executive vice president and chief operating officer at Bar Harbor Airways, a Continental Airlines subsidiary. He succeeds Norman McInnis who will become vice president and general manager of Britt's central region on May 1.Other new appointments reporting to Mr. Prendergast include Connie Lanker, vice president, finance and chief financial officer; Tom Allee, vice president, marketing; Steve Schlachter, vice president and general manager, southern region; George Chapman, vice president, flight operations; and Russ Decker, vice president, maintenance.

Britt also is a subsidiary of Continental Airlines.

NORTHWEST AIRLINES - (Minneapolis) - Alan W. Muncaster was named vice president of corporate communications, a new position.

Mr. Muncaster will be responsible for Northwest's employee communications programs, media relations and audio-visual services.

For the past 12 years, Mr. Muncaster worked at United Technologies Corp. His last position there was vice president, communications at the company's automotive unit in Dearborn, Mich.