Etihad chief Hogan to quit

Global search for successor is underway
James Hogan is to quit as chief executive officer of Etihad Airways in the second half of 2017, as the Abu Dhabi-based carrier struggles to make a profit from investments in Germany and Italy.
Under the Australian’s leadership, the Middle Eastern carrier has pursued a unique business model buying minority stakes in ailing airlines in Europe and the Asia-Pacific.
A global search for a successor to Hogan, who has run the airline for a decade, is now underway. Chief Financial Officer James Rigney will leave too, to join Hogan at an investment company, and Emirates is also looking for a new CFO.
Etihad, which has so far rejected the idea of joining a global airline alliance, stresses that it will stand by partners including Air Berlin and Alitalia in Europe and Jet Airways and Virgin Australia.