UK's Flybe names former easyJet and Air Berlin executive as CEO

Wednesday 03 July 2013 09.24
Flybe names Saad Hammad as new CEO
Flybe names Saad Hammad as new CEO

Europe's largest regional airline Flybe Group said it named Saad Hammad, a former executive at rival easyJet and Air Berlin, as its chief executive officer with effect from August 1.

Hammad was the chief commercial officer at British low-cost carrier easyJet from October 2005 to April 2009.

He also served as a non-executive director of Air Berlin, the second largest airline in Germany, between May 2011 and October 2012.

Jim French, currently chairman and chief executive officer of Flybe, will become non-executive chairman from August 1, the struggling British carrier said in a statement.

Last month, Flybe reported a bigger full-year loss, after a turbulent year of battling soaring fuel costs, falling passenger counts and higher airport charges, particularly in London.

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