London Heathrow Airport CEO To Depart After 9 Years
The CEO of London’s Heathrow Airport, John Holland-Kaye, will step down from his publish later this yr the airport introduced Thursday. His departure comes after 9 years on the helm of the UK’s busiest airport.
Holland-Kaye’s departure comes after a chaotic rebound in journey from the coronavirus pandemic. Final yr, Heathrow was compelled to implement flight caps in the course of the peak summer time journey season that had been largely attributed to understaffing. Whereas the state of affairs eased within the fall, blame was largely positioned on the airport for not hiring sufficient upfront of what many forecast to be a sturdy summer time season.
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Nonetheless, previous to the Covid pandemic, Holland-Kaye is credited with efficiently navigating Heathrow’s long-term enlargement plan via varied political and authorized challenges to approval. The $17 billion (£14 billion) plan features a third runway, in addition to terminal and different facility expansions. And, whereas authorised earlier than the disaster, most airports have discovered it obligatory to maneuver ahead with pre-pandemic enlargement plans amid the sturdy return of vacationers.
Holland-Kaye will keep on as CEO of Heathrow till a successor is appointed, the airport stated.