regional carrier Regional Express (Rex) is looking to appoint a new managing
director following the sudden resignation of Geoff Breust
who has been in the top job for nearly four years.
says in a statement that Breust resigned on 7
November and is currently serving out his four weeks’ notice period. The
carrier claims that Breust plans to retire.
says the board has decided that Jim Davis, chief of staff, is to be interim
boss while the company takes time “to put in place a new leadership structure”.
is also the person the airline has in charge of Rex’s
new training programme for new pilots.
recent years the airline has been steadily increasing its profits but in the
past few months its growth has been stymied by a shortage of pilots and this
has forced it to temporarily suspend some services and put its route expansion
Breust was appointed managing director of Rex in December
2003 and at that time he was 53 years old.
is also a former CEO of Kendell Airlines, which in
2002 merged with Hazelton Airlines to form Rex.