* items include readers letters

30 JULY 2018


Readers are invited to add their comments to any story. Click on the article to see and add.


BTN also goes out by email every Sunday night at midnight (UK time). To view this edition click here.


Email this Page

The Business Travel News
PO Box 758
Edgware HA8 4QF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8952 8383
© 2021 Business Travel News Ltd.

Article from BTNews 30 JULY 2018

Hodder to head Level

Flybe is losing its chief strategy officer, Vincent Hodder, to the new International Airlines Group (IAG) low-cost airline Level, where he has been appointed chief executive.

Hodder has more than 25 years’ experience working with airlines around the world, including low-cost carriers such as Jetstar in Australia and Asia and VivaAerobus in Mexico.

Level took off in June 2017 and operates flights from Barcelona to Boston, Buenos Aires, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Earlier this month, it began operations from Paris Orly to Montreal and Guadeloupe (BTN 9 July).

Services to New York (Newark) and Martinique are scheduled to begin in September this year with the airline’s current fleet of Airbus A330-200s set to expand to seven aircraft next year.

IAG director of strategy Robert Boyle said: “Vincent has extensive experience and an in-depth understanding of the low-cost business model and will continue to build on Level’s positive momentum.”

Hodder added: “Level is more than just a start-up airline brand; it’s a new concept that uses technology to give customers control over the way they travel.”

• Back at Flybe, Air Marshal Sir Tim Anderson (61) has been appointed chief operating officer. He has been a non-executive member of the board since April 2014.



Index/Home page

OUR READERS' FINEST WORDS (All times and dates are GMT)

All comments are filtered to exclude any excesses but the Editor does not have to agree with what is being said. 100 words maximum

No one has commented yet, why don't you start the ball rolling?

Add your comment

First Name
Email Address
Company (Not obligatory)
- You must be a registered subscriber using the email address entered to submit a comment, or you will be sent a confirmation email before your comment will appear.
- Your comment will be checked before appearing, which may take several working hours.