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ASTA appoints Zane Kerby as President and Chief Executive Officer

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia – ASTA announced today that it had appointed Zane Kerby as the Society’s new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective February 19.

South African Airways CEO quits

South African Airways (SAA) will begin searching for a new chief executive after its CEO Siza Mzimela quit today, the office of Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba said.

Virgin Atlantic CEO Steve Ridgway to retire in 2013

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Virgin Atlantic CEO Steve Ridgway is retiring early next year, following 23 years with the British airline founded by Richard Branson.

Airbus appoints new President and CEO

Following the appointment by the EADS Board of Directors, Fabrice Bregier (50), previously Airbus Chief Operating Officer, has taken over as Airbus President and CEO.

The president and CEO of Visit Orlando dies

ORLANDO - The president and CEO of Visit Orlando, Gary Sain, has died. A Visit Orlando official confirmed that Sain died late Friday night. The official did not say how Sain died.

Loews Hotels appoints new President and Chief Executive Officer

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Jonathan Tisch, the Chairman of Loews Hotels and Co-Chairman of the Board of Loews Corporation, today announced that Paul W.

Former Air Tanzania chief in court as successor talks bigs

(eTN) - The former Air Tanzania CEO ended up in court on Tuesday, November 22 with two erstwhile colleagues, charged with abuse of office over an alleged 1.4 billion Tanzania shillings procurement dea

PATA confirms new CEO

Martin Craigs has been named as the new CEO of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), effective October 31, 2011.

Star Alliance CEO nominated to lead Austrian Airlines

FRANKFURT, Germany – Jaan Albrecht, CEO of Star Alliance Services GmbH, has been proposed by the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG to become Chairman of the Board and CEO of Austrian Airlines

Travelport names Gordon Wilson as President and CEO

ATLANTA - Travelport Limited, a leading provider of critical transaction processing and business services for the global travel industry, today names Gordon Wilson as President and Chief Executive Off

Interview with Seychelles Tourism Board CEO Alain St.Ange

Periodically, opportunity arises to speak with leading tourism stakeholders, and Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, has established a reputation in recent years to be one of Africa's

Air Seychelles CEO sacked

(eTN) - The board of directors of Air Seychelles has taken the unusual step of sacking the company’s CEO, a Mauritian citizen often in the cross hairs of the media and equally often said to be at lo

Hollywood star or Air Pacific CEO

(eTN) - Hollywood producers looking to cast the role of a senior executive heading an airline flying to exotic destinations would easily select Dave Pflieger.

Amadeus appoints new president and CEO

Luis Maroto, former deputy CEO of Amadeus, has replaced David V. Jones as president and CEO of the company. T

JetBlue retains CEO Barger until 2015

NEW YORK - JetBlue Airways today announced the extension of Dave Barger's employment agreement two years, to 2015. Mr. Barger serves as the company's President and Chief Executive Officer.

Tony Gonchar hired to lead ASTA

Alexandria, Va. - Today, ASTA is pleased to announce that Tony Gonchar, a travel industry veteran with more than 25 years of global travel industry experience, has accepted the position of CEO.

Air Transport Association names Nicholas E. Calio President and CEO

WASHINGTON - The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today announced that it has named Nicholas E.

Airline business is not just about prices but also about belonging...

BANGKOK (eTN) - Nok Air indirectly came back under media spotlights when shareowner Thai Airways International announced in early August to go along with Singapore-based Tiger Airways to create a new

SpiceJet names new CEO

Indian budget airline Spicejet has announced that Neil Raymond Mills has joined Spicejet as its chief executive officer with effect from 11 October 2010.

Lufthansa names Christoph Franz new CEO

German airline Deutsche Lufthansa AG has named deputy chairman Christoph Franz as its new CEO. Franz, who managed the restructuring of Swiss Air, will succeed Wolfgang Mayrhuber.

New head at Ethiopian Airlines

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia –Ethiopian Airlines announced the appointment of Ato Tewolde G.

PATA CEO Greg Duffell quits PATA

MACAU (eTN)- Rumors circulated all around the day, and it was finally confirmed at the closing session of the PATA Travel Mart in Macau - CEO Greg Duffell will leave the organization as its CEO after

Insurance man appointed new CEO of troubled SAS airline

The Board of Directors of SAS has appointed Rickard Gustafson as the new President and CEO of the Scandinavian airline.

Goh Choon Phong named new CEO of Singapore Airlines

Singapore - Singapore Airlines has named its current vice president of marketing, Goh Choon Phong, to be its new CEO, after the company's current head Chew Choon Seng retires in December this year.

Seychelles VP Faure calls on country CEOs to become agents of...

Seychelles Vice President Danny Faure has called on government and parastatal chief executives to raise the bar in the way they run their organizations and provide a service to the Seychellois public.

With Borja gone, who will run Mexicana?

MEXICO CITY - Ownership changes at struggling airliner Grupo Mexicana appear to have left the company without a chief executive as it navigates bankruptcy proceedings, with the new owners remaining ti

Mexicana CEO: At least $100M required to keep carrier airborne

Mexico City - Debt-ridden airline Mexicana de Aviacion needs a cash injection of at least $100 million to keep flying, the company's chief executive said on Tuesday.

Aviation news: SAS chief executive to resign this fall

Scandinavian airline group SAS AB Tuesday said its CEO, Mats Jansson, will step down in the autumn after four years in which he cut costs sharply at the loss-making carrier.

Singapore Airlines considering several candidates for CEO position

Singapore Airlines Ltd., the world’s second-largest carrier by market value, said it is considering “several” candidates to become chief executive officer as Chew Choon Seng signaled that he wil

CEO of Porter Airlines files claim against Air Canada for $5...

TORONTO, Canada – Air Canada is being sued by Robert Deluce, personally, the president and CEO of Porter Airlines for breach of contract intended to be good for life.