SalamAir fires CEO; seeks local for top job

SalamAir (OV, Muscat) has removed several of its key staff, including CEO Francois Bouteiller, Commercial Director Marco Ostini, and the finance director, reports Aviation Business.

“The board of directors of SalamAir has made a decision a few weeks ago to change the company’s CEO, and the next appointment will be announced in a few weeks,” board chairman Khalid Al Yahmadi announced on social media. He added that the next CEO will be a GCC national (i.e. from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia or United Arab Emirates).

Bouteiller was appointed to the chief executive position in 4Q16, having previously served in that capacity at Saudi Arabia’s flynas (XY, Riyadh).

SalamAir is a low cost carrier which currently serves Muscat, Sohar and Salalah in Oman, Karachi Int’l and Sialkot in Pakistan, Jeddah and Madinah in Saudi Arabia, and Dubai World Central in United Arab Emirates with a fleet of three A320-200s.

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