Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Icelandair's Chief Operating Officer quits

Jens Thordarson the Chief Operating Officer of Icelandair Group since January 2018 has decided to resign from the carrier. He was previously the VP of Technical Operations at Icelandair, a post he held since October 2011 and has held many other roles during his time at the company. 

According to Icelandair, Jens will continue in his role over the next weeks to assist with the hiring and handover to a new Chief Operating Officer.

Bogi Nils Bogason, President & CEO of Icelandair Group: "I would like to thank Jens for his great contribution to the Company over the past years where he has led important developments in flight operations through challenging times. I wish him all the best for the future."

Jens Thordarson Chief Operating Officer of Icelandair Group: "I am grateful and proud of the over 15 years I have had the opportunity to work for Icelandair in diverse roles with fantastic co-workers. After a fruitful career so far I have decided to change course and seek other opportunities. Icelandair Group is a winning team with world-class capabilities and even though I am departing at this moment I will continue to excitedly watch the Company develop and grow for the coming years."

According to local media, Thordarson departure wasn't completely his own decision and there had been some disquiet in the top-level management at the group in recent times over the direction the company is taking. 

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