New faces in high places

This week brings three big executive suite changes, two directly in the air freight world (including David Bronczek’s promotion to President of FedEx Corp), and one very close to it. We’ll start with the latter: Etihad Airways: Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways confirmed today that, as part of a major shake-up, James Hogan will step down […]

More changes at AirBridge and Cargolux

The world’s two biggest all-cargo carriers both announced personnel changes at or near the top – the second time in recent weeks for both. Denis Ilin, the much-respected Executive President of AirBridgeCargo Airlines, resigned. In the last three years he led ABC to the best performance in the air freight industry, as the carrier’s cargo […]

Change at Cathay Pacific Cargo

Goodbye James, Hello Simon! The Swire Group, parent of Cathay Pacific Airways, made several management changes at the carrier. Of particular interest to the air freight community is the appointment of Simon Large as Director Cargo, replacing James Woodrow, who will become Managing director at The China Navigation Company (another Swire subsidiary). All of us […]

Musical chairs for all-cargo execs

When Robert van de Weg and Peter van de Pas resigned from their senior positions at Cargolux over disagreement with the Board’s decision to sell a 35% stake in the carrier to China-based HNCA, the air freight world was immediately awash in speculation about their respective futures. These were two of the most knowledgeable and […]
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