QUESTIONS on the future of chief executive Johan Lundgren arose yesterday following the revamp of Easyjet's boardroom.
The changes at the airline's top took place almost two months after chief operating officer Peter Bellew stepped down during the worst of the travel chaos.
Francesco Ragni, professor of aviation at Buckinghamshire New University, told City A.M. the revamp didn't spell trouble for Lundgren.
"It looks to me like it was very physiological," he said. "The three outgoing members had a long tenure while the incoming three are top level.
"Normally when issues arise, companies change management, starting from the CEO."
Easyjet went through an incredibly disruptive summer, suffering significant losses due to the travel chaos as well as staff strikes.
The airline posted a £130m loss for the three months ended 30 June.
According to aviation analyst Alex Macheras, many will question whether Lundgren "will genuinely focus on strategy to ensure the airline is placed back on track".
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