Wizz Air appoints new deputy CEO

Wizz Air has appointed Stephen Jones as Executive Vice President and Deputy Chief Executive Officer. Jones will take up his appointment during the latter part of 2017.

Jones has been the Chief Strategy, Network and Alliances Officer at Air New Zealand since 2013. Prior to this role, Jones held a number of other roles in Air New Zealand since he joined the airline in 2001, including general manager of their low cost carrier Freedom Air, general manager of the airline’s domestic business unit and Tasman and Pacific Islands business unit as well as general manager of investor relations and financial planning, following the airline’s recapitalization in 2003. He also currently serves as Chairman of the Star Alliance Management Board and the Star Alliance Strategy Committee.