flydubai recognised with CEO Middle East Award for ‘Aviation CEO of the Year’ and APEX Awards for ‘Best Cabin Innovation’ and ‘Best Passenger Comfort Innovation’

On behalf of the efforts and hard work of the flydubai team, Ghaith Al Ghaith, received the ‘Aviation CEO of the Year’ award flydubai recognised for ‘Best Cabin Innovation’ and ‘Best Passenger Comfort Innovation’ Dubai UAE, Country, 2018-Oct-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Dubai-based airline flydubai was recognised in the ‘Aviation CEO of the Year’… Read the full press release

Benjamin Smith appointed Air France CEO for a transitional period

PARIS, France, 2018-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — On September 27, 2018, the Air France Board of Directors accepted Franck Terner’s resignation from his position of Air France CEO. Following Air France-KLM Board of Directors favorable vote, Benjamin Smith was appointed as Air France CEO for a transitional period ending no later than December 31, 2018…. Read the full press release

Eric Born agrees to extend its contract as President and CEO of Swissport International AG to December 31, 2019

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2018-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — HNA Group and Eric Born announced today (27.08.2018) that they have agreed to extend Eric Born’s contract as President and CEO of Swissport International AG to December 31, 2019. “Given Eric’s outstanding leadership, his understanding of the airport ground services and air cargo handling industry, and his… Read the full press release

Deutsche Lufthansa AG extends Carsten Spohr’s contract as CEO for five more years

Deutsche Lufthansa AG extends Carsten Spohr’s contract as CEO for five more years COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG has appointed Carsten Spohr as CEO for five more years. The contract of Spohr, who has been a Member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG… Read the full press release

Steigenberger Hotels AG appoints Thomas Willms as CEO

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2018-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Supervisory Board of Steigenberger Hotels AG has appointed Thomas Willms as spokesperson of the Management Board (CEO). Mr. Willms, who joined the company as Chief Operating Officer in June 2017, will take up his new position with immediate effect. He will retain overall operational… Read the full press release

Qantas names Olivia Wirth as the new CEO of its Loyalty business and Vanessa Hudson as Chief Customer Officer

SYDNEY, 2018-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas has today (24TH JANUARY 2018) announced Olivia Wirth as the new Chief Executive Officer of its Loyalty business. The change follows the resignation of current Loyalty CEO Jayne Hrdlicka, who announced her departure from the Group in December last year. Olivia Wirth has been with the airline for… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality announces the departure of Steigenberger Hotels AG CEO Puneet Chhatwal

Deutsche Hospitality announces the departure of Steigenberger Hotels AG CEO Puneet Chhatwal   Main, Germany, 2017-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Puneet Chhatwal (53), CEO Steigenberger Hotels AG – Deutsche Hospitality group –, leaves the company at the end of the year. After almost 30 years in Europe, therof the last five with Steigenberger Hotels… Read the full press release

IATA opened its 73rd AGM and World Air Transport Summit in Cancun, Mexico; Aeroméxico CEO Andres Conesa elected AGM President

Cancun, 2017-Jun-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) opened its 73rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit in Cancun, Mexico, with around 1,000 industry leaders and media in attendance. The meeting is being hosted by Aeroméxico. “It is fitting that we are holding the 73rd AGM and World… Read the full press release

NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen issues statement on administration’s calls for privatizing air traffic control system

Washington, DC, 2017-Jun-06 — /Travel PR News/ — National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen today issued the following statement in response to the administration’s continuing calls for privatizing the nation’s air traffic control (ATC) system. The president’s renewed call for ATC privatization was included in a set of transportation-infrastructure spending “principles”… Read the full press release

Douglas Martell succeeds Peter Henley as CEO ONYX Hospitality Group

Douglas Martell succeeds Peter Henley as CEO ONYX Hospitality Group   Bangkok, Thailand, 2017-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — ONYX Hospitality Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Douglas Martell as Chief Executive Officer. Previously the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ONYX, Mr Martell succeeds Peter Henley who will retire after… Read the full press release

Ryanair welcomes Kerry Group CEO Mr Stan McCarthy to its board of directors

Ryanair welcomes Kerry Group CEO Mr Stan McCarthy to its board of directors   DUBLIN, Ireland, 2017-May-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The Board of Ryanair Holdings Plc today (9 May) announced that Mr Stan McCarthy, who has been Chief Executive of Kerry Group Plc for the past 10 years, will join the Board of… Read the full press release

Embraer announces the appointment of Michael Amalfitano as the President and CEO of Executive Jets business unit

Melbourne, FL, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Embraer announced today (02/16/2017) the appointment of Michael Amalfitano as the President and CEO of its Executive Jets business unit. Amalfitano will succeed Marco Tulio Pellegrini, who will assume another leadership position to be announced soon. The change will become effective as of March 1st 2017. “We… Read the full press release

The PATA Foundation announced the election of Peter Semone as Chairman of the Board of Trustees

BANGKOK, 2014-6-3 — /Travel PR News/ — The PATA Foundation is pleased to announce the election ofPeter Semone as Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Mr Semone replaces Mario Hardywho has served as Chairman since June 2012. Mr Hardy was appointed the Chief Operating Officer of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) in January 2014. He will continue to support and advise… Read the full press release

Kenya Airways appointed Willem Alexander Hondius CEO for its new low-cost carrier subsidiary Jambo Jet Limited

Nairobi, 2013-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Board of Kenya Airways has appointed Willem Alexander Hondius as Chief Executive Officer of Jambo Jet Limited, the airline’s new low-cost carrier subsidiary. Announcing the appointment, Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Titus Naikuni, said: “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Willem Hondius as Chief Executive Officer… Read the full press release