St. John’s International Airport Authority welcomes former President and CEO of the Mental Health Commission of Canada Louise Bradley to its Board of Directors

ST. JOHN’S, NL, 2022-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The St. John’s International Airport Authority is pleased to welcome health care and mental health executive Louise Bradley to its Board of Directors effective immediately. As the former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, Ms. Bradley brings a proven track… Read the full press release

KLM CEO Pieter Elbers accorded with Commander in the Order of Orange-Nassau title by His Majesty, King Willem-Alexander

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2022-Jul-02 — /Travel PR News/ — His Majesty, King Willem-Alexander today (29 June 2022) accorded KLM CEO Pieter Elbers the title of Commander in the Order of Orange-Nassau at his farewell reception because of his tireless efforts for KLM and the airline industry in the Netherlands. The royal decoration was presented to him… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines CEO Ted Christie: Our merger agreement with Frontier provides more value and certainty to our stockholders

Reiterates Recommendation that Stockholders Vote FOR the Merger Agreement with Frontier on the WHITE Proxy Card Ahead of the Special Meeting of Spirit Stockholders on June 30, 2022 Latest JetBlue Offer Does Not Address Serious Regulatory Concerns or Deliver Greater Value Frontier Merger Provides Opportunity for Significantly More Value of at Least $50 Per Share and Greater Certainty of Completion MIRAMAR, Fla.,… Read the full press release

KLM appoints Marjan Rintel as President & CEO

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2022-May-04 — /Travel PR News/ — On Monday, KLM’s shareholders voted at their Annual General Meeting (AGM) to approve the appointment of Marjan Rintel as KLM’s President & CEO, effective 1 July 2022. The consultation process has also been concluded with the KLM Works Council. Now that the shareholders have voted to approve… Read the full press release

KLM nominates Marjan Rintel as the new President and CEO

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2022-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The Supervisory Board of KLM intends to nominate Marjan Rintel as the new President and CEO of KLM. Rintel is currently President and CEO of Dutch Railways (NS), where she has worked since November 2014. Rintel is no stranger to KLM and – before joining NS –… Read the full press release

VisitBritain/VisitEngland announces the appointment of Patricia Yates as CEO

London, UK, Country, 2022-Mar-31 — /Travel PR News/ — National tourism agency VisitBritain/VisitEngland has announced that its deputy CEO Patricia Yates is stepping up to be CEO. The interim appointment comes as the agency’s current CEO Sally Balcombe steps down from 8 April. The appointment was announced as VisitBritain/VisitEngland brought tourism industry leaders together at… Read the full press release

David Lavorel named new CEO of SITA

Lavorel takes the reins as airlines and airports look to technology to support industry recovery. Geneva, Switzerland, 2022-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The SITA Board has announced the appointment of David Lavorel as the company’s new CEO. Under his leadership and vision, SITA will continue to lead a strategic change for the industry, helping… Read the full press release

Patricia Bedient to replace Brad Tilden as chair of Alaska Air Group’s Board of Directors

Part of the airline’s long-planned leadership succession SEATTLE, WA, 2022-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Air Group’s (AAG) Board of Directors announced today (Feb. 11, 2022) that Lead Independent Director Patricia Bedient will replace Brad Tilden as chair of the company’s Board of Directors, effective May 5, 2022. Ms. Bedient will serve as independent non-executive chair, while Mr…. Read the full press release

The Leading Hotels of the World named Andrea Scherz as chairman of its Executive Committee

NEW YORK, NY, 2022-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. (LHW) has named Mr. Andrea Scherz the chairman of its Executive Committee, effective January 1, 2022. Scherz is the proprietor and general manager of Gstaad Palace in Switzerland and has served on LHW’s Executive Committee for the past 11 years,… Read the full press release

Ted Colbert, president and CEO of Boeing Global Services named Black Engineer of the Year

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, 2021-Oct-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Ted Colbert, president and CEO of Boeing Global Services, has been named Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) for 2022 by U.S. Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine. The award, the highest honor in the long-running program, recognizes a public or private sector leader who has… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts President and CEO John Davison to retire in 2022

Davison will continue to lead Four Seasons until the selection of a new CEO and onboarding is completed in 2022 Toronto, Canada, 2021-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts today (October 13, 2021) announced that after two decades of service to Four Seasons, President and CEO John Davison, 63, informed the Board… Read the full press release

dnata welcomes new Regional Chief Executive Officer for the Asia Pacific region, Charles Galloway

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, announced the appointment of Charles Galloway as its Regional Chief Executive Officer for the Asia Pacific region. In his new role, Charles will oversee dnata’s operations at 13 airports in four countries, including Australia, Singapore, the Philippines and Indonesia, managing 4,800 aviation professionals. Charles… Read the full press release

dnata Travel Group appoints Ailsa Pollard as Chief Executive Officer, UK & Europe

London, UK, 2021-Aug-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Ailsa Pollard has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, dnata Travel Group (UK & Europe). She will start in her new role on 1st November 2021, and report in to the previous holder of the role, John Bevan, who now oversees all aspects of dnata’s global travel business as Divisional… Read the full press release

Norwegian appoints Geir Karlsen as new CEO

LONDON, UK, 2021-Jun-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Geir Karlsen has been appointed new CEO of Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (“Norwegian”). Karlsen succeeds Jacob Schram. The appointment will be effective June 21st 2021. “I am pleased to announce that Geir Karlsen on request of the Board has accepted the job as CEO of Norwegian. Karlsen has… Read the full press release

Boeing announces appointment of David L. Calhoun as its new president and chief executive officer

  New leadership to focus on safety culture, improved transparency and rebuilding trust CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ —  David L. Calhoun today (Jan. 13, 2020) assumed the role of president and chief executive officer of The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA). “With deep industry experience and a proven track record of performance, Dave is… Read the full press release

HIAA President and CEO Joyce Carter elected as new Chair of The Canadian Airports Council

Halifax, N.S., 2020-Jan-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Canadian Airports Council (CAC) today ( JANUARY 2, 2020) announced that Joyce Carter, President and CEO of Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA), has been elected as its new Chair, the first woman to assume the role in CAC’s history. Ms. Carter, who has served as CAC’s Vice Chair… Read the full press release

TUI AG Supervisory Board announces five-year contract extension of CEO Fritz Joussen

Five-year contract extension Supervisory Board Chairman Dr Dieter Zetsche: “TUI’s transformation into a digital and platform organization is associated with enormous opportunities that will strengthen our long-term position. We look forward to continuing our excellent working relationship with Fritz Joussen as CEO.” Berlin, Germany, 2019-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The TUI AG Supervisory Board… Read the full press release

YVR announces retirement of President & CEO Craig Richmond

Board of Directors Commences Global Search for Next President & CEO Richmond, B.C., 2019-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Vancouver Airport Authority today (November 25, 2019) announced that Craig Richmond, President & CEO, has advised the Board of Directors of his plans to retire from YVR on June 30, 2020 after seven years leading the… Read the full press release

Greater Toronto Airports Authority President and CEO, Howard Eng, named CEO of The Year at 2019 Ontario Business Achievement Awards

Mr. Eng has been President and CEO of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority since 2012 TORONTO, CANADA, 2019-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Howard Eng was named as 2019’s CEO of The Year, as chosen by the judging committee of the Ontario Business Achievement Awards (OBAA). The OBAAs have celebrated business in Ontario since 1983… Read the full press release

Nick Valenti steps down as CEO of its Patina Restaurant Group and will serve as an external advisor to Delaware North

Buffalo, N.Y., 2019-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Delaware North today announced that Nick Valenti has decided to step down as CEO of its Patina Restaurant Group (Patina) and will serve as an external advisor to the global hospitality company through his company Simple Hospitality LLC. In this role, Valenti will continue to oversee the completion… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Airways appoints Mandy Ng as the new CEO of HK Express

Airline and Cathay Pacific veteran Mandy Ng brings continuity and expertise to the Group’s newest wholly owned subsidiary Hong kong, China, 2019-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific Airways today (August 19, 2019) announced the appointment of Mandy Ng as the new CEO of HK Express with immediate effect. Mandy takes over from former CEO… Read the full press release

Bjørn Kjos to leave position as the CEO of Norwegian Air Shuttle; CFO Geir Karlsen appointed interim CEO

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — After 17 years as the CEO of Norwegian Air Shuttle, Bjørn Kjos (72) will leave the position and continue in a new role as an advisor to the Chairman, with effect from July 11th. Until Norwegian appoints a new CEO, CFO Geir Karlsen (54) will act as interim… Read the full press release

St. John’s International Airport Authority President and CEO Keith Collins announces retirement

St. John’s, NL, 2019-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — St. John’s International Airport Authority Board of Directors announced today ( February 20, 2019) that Keith Collins, President and CEO, will retire from his position at the end of June 2019 following 15 years of leading the organization through extensive growth and advancement. “I want to thank… Read the full press release

Leading Hotels of the World names Shannon Knapp, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, as interim CEO

NEW YORK, NY, 2019-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ —The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd announced today (January 28, 2019) that Ted Teng is stepping down from his position as President and CEO, effective April 12, 2019, after 10 years leading the company. The Leading Hotels of the World Executive Committee has named Shannon Knapp, Senior… Read the full press release

GTAA President and CEO Howard Eng to retire in 2020

TORONTO, CANADA, 2019-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Board of Directors of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) today (January 8, 2019) announced that GTAA President and CEO Howard Eng will retire in 2020 after 40 successful years as an airport executive, culminating with 8 superb years at the helm of Canada’s largest airport. “Howard… Read the full press release

Air France names Anne Rigail as CEO

PARIS, France, 2018-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Subsequent to the proposal of Benjamin Smith, CEO Air France-KLM, and the approval of the Air France-KLM Board of Directors, the Air France Board of Directors has appointed Anne Rigail as CEO of Air France, following their meeting on December 12, 2018. Previously EVP Customer at Air France,… Read the full press release

The Gerald R. Ford International Airport to undertake a national search for a new CEO

Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2018-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The Gerald R. Ford International Airport will  undertake a national search for a new leader as current CEO and President Jim Gill transitions to a  consulting role. The GFIA Airport Authority Board, which oversees operations of Michigan’s second busiest airport, accepted Gill’s resignation on Nov. 30…. Read the full press release

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