Former British Airways chief operating officer Jason Mahoney is to take up an equivalent role at Scandinavian carrier SAS.
Mahoney will take up the post at SAS on 1 May, succeeding Simon Pauck Hansen who stepped down in January.
While he served as chief operating officer at BA, Mahoney’s most recent position at the UK carrier has been chief technical officer.
His technical background includes several years at leisure operator TUI where he was director of engineering and maintenance, and he also held a similar post at former UK carrier BMI.
Mahoney is a “well-recognised and experienced professional”, says SAS chief Anko van der Werff.
SAS has also named Erik Westman as executive vice-president for network and revenue management, a role in which he had already been occupying in an acting capacity.