January 16, 2021

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Former KLM boss De Juniac is leaving the aviation organization IATA | NOW

Former KLM boss De Juniac is leaving the aviation organization IATA | NOW

Former Air France-KLM CEO Alexandre de Juniac is leaving his position at IATA. The international aviation advocacy group has already found a successor in the person of Willie Walsh, who until recently headed IAG, the parent company of British Airways.

An IATA statement circulated on Monday said that De Juniac decided a few months ago to quit. He believes the organization has successfully got through the first phase of the corona crisis and that it is now up to someone else to lead the next steps.

The Juniac moved from Air France-KLM to the Interest Club in 2016. He will hand over the baton to Walsh on April 1st next year. The Irishman recently retired from the IAG, where he stayed several months longer than planned, to help that company through its crisis.

The IATA annual meeting has yet to approve the appointment.