13 DECEMBER 2010
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New York is the new headquarters of the oneworld airline alliance replacing Vancouver. The move comes with the appointment of Bruce Ashby in a new position as Chief Executive. Leaving oneworld is John McCulloch after ten years with the central alliance team – the last seven as Managing Partner.
Bruce Ashby can be described as an airline industry veteran. After 16 years working for US carriers, latterly as Senior Vice President Alliances and then Executive Vice-President Marketing for US Airways, Ashby then spent the past five years leading carriers in India and the Middle East, as Chief Executive of IndiGo and then of SAMA Airlines.
Oneworld points out that the move to New York is simple logic. It is served by more oneworld member airlines than any other city worldwide, with ten of the 14 existing and designate members flying to at least one of its airports. The city's three main gateways of JFK, LaGuardia and Newark are served, and four other airports in New York State.
The headquarters will be at 2 Park Avenue, Manhattan also housing the new transatlantic joint business launched in October by oneworld partners American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia. www.oneworldalliance.com
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