Jet2 promotes CCO Steve Heapy to chief executive role

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UK leisure carrier Jet2 has named Steve Heapy as its new chief executive, replacing company founder Philip Meeson.

Heapy previously served Jet2 as chief commercial officer, also taking on the role of managing director for package holiday sister firm Jet2holidays.

Prior to joining the Dart Group subsidiaries in 2009, he worked in senior management roles for MyTravel, Thomas Cook and Libra Holidays.

Meeson will now become executive chairman of both Jet2 and Jet2holidays, the company says in a statement.