• KLM chief executive Leo van Wijk is to become the first permanent chairman of SkyTeam when he steps down at the Dutch carrier in April. The move reflects the growing need to have a figurehead responsible for the alliance's strategy and development.
  • Former Continental and Spirit Airlines manager Patrick Strasburger has taken up the job of chief executive of Cayman Airways replacing the retired Michael Adam.
  • A reshuffle at Nippon Cargo Airlines sees director Koji Miyahara becoming chairman replacing Takao Kusakari who is resigning. Another director Tadamasa Ishida becomes president and chief executive, replacing Takuro Uchiyama who is to become the board's vice-chairman.
  • Former Air Zimbabwe executive and one-time acting managing director, Peter Chikumba, has returned to the airline as its new group chief executive.

Source: Airline Business