This is a roundup of announcements related to people moves and business expansions in travel in October 2018
Monday 1 October
Netflights new boss
- Andrew Shelton, who left his role as managing director for Cheapflights after its sale to Booking Holdings (Priceline Group as was), has taken on the same position heading up Netflights.com. The B2C comparison site is part of dnata, the wholly owned B2B/B2C travel unit of Emirates Group. Shelton reports in to dnata Travel Europe chief exec John Bevan.
WizzAir adds digital experience to its non-exec board
- Low-cost carrier WizzAir has named Maria Kyriacou as an independent non-executive director. She is currently president of international at ITV Studios, part of media giant ITV plc, where she oversees its production companies across Europe, Australia and the US, as well as its international distribution arm. WizzAir chairman William Franke noted her experience of “leading a business in a sector that has seen a significant digital shift and which has been at the sharp end of changing customer tastes and the emergence of major digital outlets”. He framed her appointment around WizzAir’s “moves into the next phase of its digital development” following the appointment of Joel Goldberg as its first ever CDO.