Anglo-Spanish multinational airline holding company International Airlines Group (IAG) announced on October 12th the resignation of British Airways CEO Alex Cruz. After a transition period, Cruz will be replaced by Aer Lingus CEO Sean Doyle.
“We’re navigating the worst crisis faced in our industry and I’m confident these internal promotions will ensure IAG is well placed to emerge in a strong position,” said IAG chief executive, Luis Gallego. “I want to thank Alex for all that he has done at British Airways. He worked tirelessly to modernise the airline in the years leading up to the celebration of its 100th anniversary. He has led the airline through a particularly demanding period and has secured restructuring agreements with the vast majority of employees.”
Also on Travel Tomorrow
- 5 stunning parks in Berlin for an autumnal walk
- Lanzarote: a completely different island
- Travelling by train during Covid-19
Fernando Candela, LEVEL chief executive, is joining the Group’s management committee in a new role of chief transformation officer. At Aer Lingus, Donal Moriarty, currently the airline’s chief corporate affairs officer, will become interim chief executive. A permanent appointment will be announced in due course.
“Fernando Candela will coordinate change across the Group, focusing on creating a company fit for a different future and ready to take advantage of new opportunities,” said Luis Gallego. “In the short term, he will also remain chief executive of LEVEL until a replacement is appointed. Sean Doyle has extensive experience at British Airways having worked there for 20 years before moving to head Aer Lingus nearly two years ago where he has done an excellent job. I am confident that will continue at British Airways.”