British Airways yesterday confirmed media reports that CEO Rod Eddington will step down from the airline later this year and will be replaced by former Aer Lingus CEO Willie Walsh, who will begin work as CEO-designate on May 3 and will become CEO when Eddington retires at the end of September (ATWOnline, March 8). "Many commentators have rightly said that Rod Eddington will be a hard act to follow but I am completely confident that in Willie we have captured the very best person for the ...

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