Beaucaire
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The 2008 Best Airlines CEO Poll..

Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:56 am

We've had polls like this before,but as year 2008 is comming to an end,I'd like to name my top six candidates -not neccessarily in the right order- but valid for this year.
Criteria for me is not sheet size but difficulty to renovate and maintain an airline in a difficult environment.

- Tony Fernandez ( Air Asia )
- Temel Kotil ( Turkish Airlines )
- Christoph Franz ( Swiss )
- Wolfgang Mayrhuber ( Lufthansa ) -ex aequo with Cyril Spinetta ( Air France
- Michael O Leary ( Ryanair ) ( one has not to like the man-but he's good in what he does )
- Richard Anderson (Delta Airlines )
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Superfly
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RE: The 2008 Best Airlines CEO Poll..

Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:32 am

None of the above.

Sir Richard Branson all the way!  Cool

Instead of being a penny-pinching nimrod...cough...cough...cough CO, DL, Sir Richard Branson still wants his airline to be a fun and memorable experience.  Cool





Virgin all the way!  bigthumbsup 
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RE: The 2008 Best Airlines CEO Poll..

Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:26 pm

I think any CEO that keeps his airline profitable these days is worthy, like the aforementioned Mayrhuber, Spinetta and als Willie Walsh IMHO.
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RE: The 2008 Best Airlines CEO Poll..

Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:52 am



Quoting Beaucaire (Thread starter):
- Richard Anderson (Delta Airlines )

Not a chance... helping end history for all of us to enjoy and making the skies less bland.

Quoting Beaucaire (Thread starter):
- Michael O Leary ( Ryanair ) ( one has not to like the man-but he's good in what he does )

Still a nut job.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 1):
Instead of being a penny-pinching nimrod...cough...cough...cough CO, DL, Sir Richard Branson still wants his airline to be a fun and memorable experience.

I want to have a memorable experience with the chick that he is holding.
 
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RE: The 2008 Best Airlines CEO Poll..

Fri Dec 26, 2008 12:00 am



Quoting Beaucaire (Thread starter):
Christoph Franz ( Swiss )

 thumbsup 

He's done a great job in turning LX around (in cooperation with Mayrhuber) and he understands to maintain a close relation to the airline's employees, like his frequent "hello Swiss" mails explaining the current situation of the company, any changes that might came up etc. or his frequent appearance on LX parties.

I also like the fact that he, despite being a renowned CEO, has apparently stayed the person he is, always with a smile on his face and with an open ear for the employees and instead of driving an expensive Mercedes limousine, he drives a mini-bus to accommodate his 5 (iirc) kids. (I've never met him, but that's what I heard from people who have)

He's my future boss, and I can't wait Big grin
 
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RE: The 2008 Best Airlines CEO Poll..

Fri Dec 26, 2008 9:54 am

Singapore Airlines CEO Mr. Chew Choon Seng

A great man and great CEO all the way!  airplane   cheerful 
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