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Routes News 2014 Issue 5

Routes News 2014 Issue 5

Routes News reflects on busy times for the aviation industry and looks forward to World Routes in Chicago. The issue also includes ACI's Angela Gittens, and interview with Ferrovial's Jorge Gil…
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Low-cost carrier Ryanair has launched a new three-daily Dublin-Brussels Zaventem route as part of an extended Dublin winter 2014 schedule.
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John Slosar to take chairman role at Cathay Pacific

On the move Friday, 16 August 2013 11:07 Written by 

Cathay Pacific Airlines’ boss is to become chairman at the carrier in March 2014, while chief operating officer Ivan Chu will take on chief executive role. 

John Slosar, 57, has worked since 1980 at the Swire group, Cathay Pacific’s largest shareholder.

 

He is also set to become chairman of John Swire & Sons, Swire Pacific, Swire Properties and Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering.

 

Christopher Pratt, current chairman of Cathay Pacific as well as the Swire group in Hong Kong, is retiring after eight years in the roles.

 

Slosar was appointed managing director of Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering in 1996, managing director of Swire Beverages in 1998, and COO of Cathay Pacific Airways in 2007.

 

He has been Cathay Pacific’s chief executive since 2011 and is also chairman of Swire Beverages and of Hong Kong Dragon Airlines.

 

Ivan Chu, currently chief operating officer, will take over Slosar’s position as chief executive.

 

Chu, 51, joined Cathay Pacific in 1984 and has worked for the company in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Thailand and Australia. He is also chairman of AHK Air Hong Kong.

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