EasyJet Says Three Board Members Will Step Down

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A year ago, Hungary’s Wizz Air approached EasyJet about a merger, but a deal never happened. Maybe EasyJet’s new board members would be more amenable to doing a deal with another carrier in the face of Ryanair’s competitive pressure.

Three members of EasyJet’s board are stepping down from their roles, the British airline said on Wednesday, at a time when it faces turbulence due to strikes and airport staff shortages.

The company said Julie Southern and Andreas Bierwirth will not seek re-election to the company’s board at the next annual general meeting, while Nick Leeder will step down on Sept. 30.

They will be replaced by Harald Eisen├Ącher, Detlef Trefzger, and Ryanne van der Eijk.

Eisen├Ącher has held executive positions with Germany’s Lufthansa and travel firm Sabre Travel Network, while Trefzger and Eijk have experience in the transportation industry.

Eijk, who had worked with Netherlands-based KLM airlines for 20 years, will also become one of the board’s employee representative directors.

(Reporting by Sinchita Mitra in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D’Silva)

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EasyJet Says Three Board Members Will Step Down

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