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New United CEO Focuses on Push Towards Recovery

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz has officially stepped down from his post at the airline. He will be replaced by Scott Kirby. Kirby, an industry veteran, is widely considered well equipped to lead United through the Coronavirus crisis, the worst in the airline’s history. In stepping down, Munoz will become United’s Executive Chair for one year. Kirby first joined United in 2016. A former American Airlines executive, he served as President until this transition. It was announced he would become…

Interview: How Sun Country is Adapting to an Evolving Industry…

As the airline industry struggles to find its footing during an unprecedented travel downturn worldwide, many air carriers are finding new ways to cope during this period. Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Sun Country Airlines is no exception to this. While commonly seen as a leisure carrier, the airline has recently enacted contracts…

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…

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…