Hmmm, you all seem to be very critical of his leadership, on this forum. To be honest, I have heard much good about him and his achievements, and as far as I remember, BA was losing money, and I mean losing lots of money. Through saving, the airline improved and it was the first and best example of a profitmaking airline. Too bad Ayling did not stop his policy of saving at the right time, leading to customer losses as the quality of service decreased. Personally, I agree it is good that he leaves now, as his scheme of reducing capacity and improving quality while increasing prices looked quite risky.
On the other hand..... If what you said about the Deutsche BA manager is true, I'm not quite convinced that this will turn out to be an improvement. After all Deutsche BA has not made a single Pfennig of profit so far, and apart from original marketing campaigns, they have not really achieved much.
In Summary, I hope Virgin Atlantic takes over BA soon, increasing the quality in world travelling and reducing prices....:-)