Royal Brunei Airlines chief executive Peter Foster has left the state-owned carrier after nearly three years. The airline says Foster resigned on 14 August. Pengiran Yusof bin Pengiran Hj Jeludin will be acting chief executive until a permanent appointment is made. Royal Brunei says Foster chose to leave as he will shortly take up a new post in the industry.

Delta Air Lines’ executive defections continue, with Rob Maruster, its highly respected vice-president for airport customer service at Atlanta airport, leaving to join JetBlue in a newly created vice-presidency in charge of operational planning.

Frontier Airlines has hired industry veteran John Happ as its new senior vice-president of marketing and planning, and Bill Schuyler as its new director of schedules.

“Skip” Barnette, president of Delta Connection subsidiary Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA), has left to take over the top position at two small leisure carriers, Caribbean Star and Caribbean Sun. Barnette had spent more than 35 years at ASA and Delta, starting in 1970 as a cargo agent.

Tour operator TUI Group’s UK carrier Thomsonfly has named Maurice Boyle as its new managing director, succeeding Kevin Hatton who is retiring.

Source: Airline Business