Pichler takes over at Jazeera

All change at Kuwaiti budget carrier Jazeera Airways, with Stefan Pichler – until recently chief commercial officer at Australia’s Virgin Blue – taking the helm as chief executive. He replaces former Sama chief Andrew Cowen in the role, who only joined Jazeera earlier this year.

Here’s the story from our premium news service, Air Transport Intellligence

Jazeera chief Cowen leaves just months after joining

Alex Derber, London (24Jun09, 12:13 GMT, 93 words)

Jazeera Airways chief Andrew Cowen has departed the company for “personal reasons” less than six months after emerging as the head of the Kuwaiti carrier.

Former Virgin Blue chief commercial officer and Thomas Cook’s ex-chief executive Stefan Pichler took over as Jazeera CEO on 21 June.

A Jazeera statement says Pichler’s remit is to drive future growth, exercising “total responsibility and accountability for Jazeera Airways’ financial performance, commercial performance, and operational performance”.

Cowen emerged as the chief of Jazeera in February, after previously serving as chief executive at Saudi Arabian budget carrier Sama.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news

And here’s a link to a Sun Herald report on Pichler’ s move


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