Tough start for new boss of BA-owner as Walsh bows out

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Sat, 2020-09-05 02:38

LONDON: With an enviable reputation, IAG’s CEO Willie Walsh would be a hard act to follow at the best of times, but his successor Luis Gallego will have to steer its British Airways and Iberia out of the depths of the worst downturn in aviation history.
A former pilot and dealmaker, Walsh created IAG by dragging two old-fashioned flag carriers into the modern age of budget flying, taking a tough line on unions and cutting costs to build a group that for years outperformed traditional European peers.

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