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A British Airways 777-200 taxing to its gate after landing in Austin. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Mateen Kontoravdis)

IAG Chief Executive Willie Walsh to Retire in June

International Airlines Group (IAG) announced Thursday that chief executive officer Willie Walsh will step down from his current role and the board of IAG on March 26 and will formally retire on June 30. The chairman of IAG Antonio Vázquez praised Walsh’s achievements at the multi-national airline holding company which is the parent company of British Airways, Iberia, Iberia Express, Vueling, Aer Lingus and LEVEL. IAG is registered as a Spanish company with its operational headquarters in London, In a…

Amid 737 MAX Crisis, Boeing Board Boots CEO Dennis Muilenburg

Boeing announced that, effective immediately, Dennis Muilenburg is no longer the company's CEO. In a brief statement issued Monday morning, the builder said that the Board of Directors "decided that a change in leadership was necessary to restore confidence in the Company moving forward as it works to repair relationships…

Flybe CEO Christine Ourmieres-Widener Resigns After Airline’s ‘Difficult Time’

Christine Ourmieres-Widener, the CEO of U.K. regional airline Flybe, has announced that she will leave the airline on July 15 after overseeing Flybe's sale to a consortium which includes Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Air. Ourmieres-Widener has been in the role since January 2017 after holding senior leadership positions at CityJet…

Jet Airways Chief Executive and CFO Announce Resignations

A comeback for Jet Airways looks even more unlikely as two of the carrier's top executives announced their resignations on Tuesday. First, chief executive Vinay Dube resigned citing personal reasons. Then, chief financial officer and deputy chief executive Amit Agarwal announced his resignation citing personal reasons as well. The resignations,…

Conversation with the CEO: An In-Depth Look at Aegean Airlines

Greece welcomed 30.1 million tourists in 2017 and the number is expected to skyrocket by over 10 percent in 2018. With packed summer flights and light winter loads, the aviation sector has been very difficult to navigate for the various airlines that have attempted to succeed in this highly seasonal…

Interview: Talking with Volaris CEO Enrique Beltranena

Last year was an interesting year for Volaris, Mexico's largest low-cost airline, taking Aeromexico's domestic market crown after following through on a solid growth plan. A big part of that success comes directly as a consequence of Enrique Beltranena's leadership. Under Beltranena's command, Volaris has set the standard for Mexico's…

Argentinian Flybondi’s CEO Moves Up…or Steps Down?

In the very same week that it started operating regionally, Flybondi caught Argentina’s commercial aviation market off with shocking news: Julian Cook, founder and frontman, left his position as CEO on December 20, and will be appointed as Vice President of the company board. Argentina’s first low-cost carrier stated that,…

Virgin Australia’s CEO to Step Down in 2020

Virgin Australia’s Chief Executive Officer John Borghetti has announced he will not be renewing his contract as the CEO. Borghetti’s contract is set to expire on Jan. 1, 2020. Borghetti joined the Virgin Australia Group on May 8, 2010, after leaving his executive general manager position at Qantas. Virgin Australia…

Air Belgium Prepares For Take Off: Interview with CEO

Founded in 2016, Air Belgium has been working hard as it prepares to take flight for the first time this year. The airline will be the first new one in Belgium since 2006 when SN Brussels Airlines merged with Virgin Express creating Brussels Airlines, the flag carrier of the country.…

Hawaiian Airlines CEO Since 2005 to Retire in March 2018

On Thursday, Hawaiian Airlines Chief Executive Officer Mark Dunkerley announced he would retire from the airline in March. Dunkerley has been CEO of Hawaiian since 2005 and is one of the longest-tenured airline CEOs in the industry. He has enabled great change for the island carrier, helping to transform the…