Spanair Chairman Gonzalo Arias announced that the airline's CFO and chief commercial officer, Lars Nygaard, will succeed Enrique Soriano as CEO of the SAS Group carrier. Soriano becomes DG of ground handler Newco Airport Services of which Arias also is chairman. Nygaard, 39, was seconded to Spanair from SAS in 2001. He was been with the group since 1991. Palma-based Spanair offers more than 1,000 daily flights with a fleet of 65 aircraft.

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