Wednesday April 8, 2020

Newsmaker: Willie Walsh

The former boss of British Airways is now attempting to revitalise Spain's legacy national carrier Iberia.

17th March, 2013
Willie Walsh, chief executive of IAG, is looking to save €600 million at Iberia. Photo: Bloomberg

Willie Walsh has come full circle in recent weeks. Back in 1998, Aer Lingus sent a young ambitious pilot to head its struggling Spanish charter outfit, Futura.

Once again, Walsh is firmly focused on Spain. This time the Dubliner, now chief executive of IAG, the third-biggest airline group in the world, is attempting to revitalise legacy national carrier Iberia.

This is not new ground for Walsh. He has previously faced down trade unions and won significant...

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