Dnata appoints Phil McGrane as CEO of dnata Brazil, driving growth and success across the country

Recife, Brazil, 2023-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, announced the promotion of Phil McGrane to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), dnata Brazil with immediate effect. In his new role, Phil will lead dnata’s overall strategy and business, driving the company’s growth and success across the country. Phil has… Read the full press release

Calgary Airport Authority appoints Chris Dinsdale as new President & CEO to lead growth and improve customer experience

CALGARY, AB, 2023-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Matthew Heffernan, Chair of the Board of The Calgary Airport Authority, is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Dinsdale as the new President & CEO of The Calgary Airport Authority (The Authority/YYC). After an extensive international search, Chris Dinsdale was identified as the best strategic leader… Read the full press release

Liz Ortiguera Resigns as CEO of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) after Leading the Association through a Challenging Period, Leaving Behind a Legacy of Key Accomplishments

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2023-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) announces the resignation of Liz Ortiguera as its Chief Executive Officer. Upon her notification, PATA Vice Chair Benjamin Liao said, “Liz served PATA with distinction as the first Asian female CEO in the organization’s 72-year history. On behalf of PATA, I… Read the full press release

Lynn McClelland appointed CEO of dnata Catering and Retail Division in UK

London, UK, 2023-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, announced the appointment of Lynn McClelland as Chief Executive Officer of the company’s Catering and Retail division in the United Kingdom. In her role, Lynn will head dnata’s catering and retail operations at 18 airports across the UK. Under Lynn’s leadership, dnata will continue to… Read the full press release

John Holland-Kaye to Step Down as CEO of Heathrow Airport After Nine Years of Exceptional Leadership

London, UK, 2023-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — After nine years as CEO of Heathrow Airport, John Holland-Kaye has informed the Board of his intention to stand down as CEO during 2023. The Board would like to thank John for his exceptional leadership since 2014, building a strong management team, developing a consumer-focused culture, improving… Read the full press release

Lukas Brosi named CEO of Flughafen Zürich AG, ensuring seamless transition and continued success

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2023-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — The Board of Directors of Flughafen Zürich AG has appointed Lukas Brosi as its new CEO. He succeeds Stephan Widrig, who will leave the company at the end of April, as previously announced. Lukas Brosi, 44 years of age, joined Flughafen Zürich AG in 2009 and has… Read the full press release

Changes to Finnair’s Shareholders’ Nomination Board: Kimmo Viertola Appointed as New Chair

Vantaa, Finland, 2023-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The composition of Finnair’s Shareholders’ Nomination Board changes as the chair of the Nomination Board Minna Pajumaa, Senior Financial Counsellor of the Ownership Steering Department in the Prime Minister’s Office of Finland, is replaced by Kimmo Viertola, Director General of the Ownership Steering Department in the Prime… Read the full press release

Join the Discussion on Auckland Airport’s FY23 Interim Results with CEO and CFO

Analyst and media webcast for FY23 interim results Auckland, New Zealand, 2023-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Auckland Airport’s interim results for the six months ending 31 December 2022 will be announced on Thursday, 23 February 2023. A webcast for analysts and media with our Chief Executive Carrie Hurihanganui and Chief Financial Officer Phil Neutze… Read the full press release

ACI-NA Announces New Board of Directors with Gerald R. Ford International Airport’s CEO Among Leaders

Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2023-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) announced its new leaders to the ACI-NA Board of Directors including the Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority’s president and CEO Tory Richardson. “I look forward to serving the aviation industry and its communities in this new position… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels CEO Patrick Pacious Named Among World’s Top CEOs for Fourth Year in a Row

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2023-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — For the fourth year in a row, Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) President and CEO Patrick Pacious has been named one of the highest-rated CEOs, according to Comparably’s 2022 Best CEO rankings. The accolade, which positions Pacious alongside chief executives of some of the world’s most well-known companies – from Microsoft and… Read the full press release

Julie Arrowsmith Appointed President and Interim CEO of G6 Hospitality, Parent Company of Motel 6 and Studio 6

DALLAS, TX, 2023-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — G6 Hospitality LLC, the parent company of Motel 6 and Studio 6 brands in the U.S. and Canada,, today (Jan. 12, 2023) announced that Julie Arrowsmith, President and Chief Financial Officer of G6, has been appointed President and Interim Chief Executive Officer. Rob Palleschi will step down as the Company’s Chief… Read the full press release

Northstar Travel Group names Jason Young as new CEO

Thomas Kemp Transitions to Chairman Bob Sullivan Promoted to Chief Commercial Officer Rutherford, New Jersey, 2023-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Northstar Travel Group (“Northstar”), the largest information services, data, events, and marketing solutions company focused exclusively on the travel industry, announces Jason Young as its new CEO. Young succeeds Thomas Kemp, who has been… Read the full press release

Omer Acar named CEO of Raffles & Orient Express luxury hotel brands

Paris, France, 2023-Jan-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Accor today (January 3, 2023) announces that Omer Acar has been appointed as CEO Raffles & Orient Express. His appointment will be effective March 1st, 2023. An eminent specialist in luxury hospitality, Omer is a respected leader with high standards and an in-depth knowledge of the world… Read the full press release

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, 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 a… 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