Swissair chief executive Philippe Bruggisser has brought in three executives from American Airlines and British Airways. Jeffrey Katz, who headed American's passenger sales on the USwest coast and was a president at computer-reservation systems company Sabre, is to take over as chief operating officer. He will become chief executive at the start of 1998, leaving Bruggisser to focus on running the recently formed SAirGroup parent company. Ray Lyons and Lee Shave, both former BAexecutives, will join Katz as vice-presidents.
Source: Flight International