IAG CEO to chair oneworld alliance

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

Willie Walsh, Chief Executive Officer of International Airlines Group (IAG), has been nominated by the Governing Board of oneworld®, the leading global airline alliance, to serve as its Chairman for the year ahead.

He succeeds American Airlines' Chairman Tom Horton, who has filled the role since December 2011.

Willie Walsh will act as "first among equals" of the CEOs of oneworld's member airlines, starting his tenure as the alliance completes its biggest yet expansion drive.