Willie WalshBritish Airways chief executive Willie Walsh is a veteran of the airline industry. He joined Aer Lingus in 1979 as a cadet pilot after graduating from Trinity College in Dublin with a masters in management.

Willie Walsh rose swiftly through the ranks at Aer Lingus to emerge as chief executive in July 2001. In October 2005, he took over from Rod Eddington as chief executive at British Airways.

Willie Walsh stories:
WalshWalsh fulfils British Airways’ Heathrow dream

BA targets year end for part two of long haul fleet replacement decision

Red, white, blue...and green
In his first year as boss, Willie Walsh had led British Airways through major challenges. The next is the environment

Willie Walsh: fit for purpose at BA
Just three weeks after officially taking over as chief executive of British Airways, Willie Walsh talks to Airline Business editor Mark Pilling about why he took the job and the challenges he faces over the coming few years

Willie Walsh's vision
Under chief executive Willie Walsh, Aer Lingus has taken a long, hard look at its business model and re-emerged with a highly profitable low-fares operation

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Source: Airline Business