Christine Ourmieres-Widener the chief executive of flybe is to leave the airline after selling the company for “disappointingly low” £2.2m to rival operators.
Jonathan Peachey, director of Flybe said, “On behalf of the entire Flybe board, I want to extend my gratitude to Christine Ourmieres-Widener for her commitment and significant contributions to Flybe.
“This includes her tireless efforts to safeguard the future for the customers and communities who rely on Flybe, as well as the company’s employees, its pension fund members and its creditors. We all wish Christine the very best for the future.”
Ourmieres-Widener became CEO of the airline in January 2017 and also joined the board of governors at the International Air Trade Association (IATA).
On Tuesday Ourmieres-Widener said, “It has been a privilege to lead Flybe over the past two years and to work with such an outstanding and dedicated team of professionals.
“Together, we have been able to secure the jobs of our loyal Flybe employees with the sale to Connect Airways and provide our customers and the UK with the vital transport and travel infrastructure they rely on, while preparing Flybe for a bright future under its new ownership.”