The new boss of British Airways-owner IAG is putting his stamp on the group.
Luis Gallego took over last month.
On Monday (October 12) he asserted his authority.
In a wide-ranging management reshuffle, British Airways chief Alex Cruz is pushed out with immediate effect.
He’s endured a tough year, being tasked with driving through 13,000 job cuts at the carrier.
He also has a long history with Gallego, having been a close rival for the top job at IAG.
The two previously worked together at Spanish airline Vueling, now also part of the group.
Analysts say Cruz wasn’t helped by a series of problems during his tenure.
That includes a data breach, for which the airline was fined 230 million dollars.
And a 2017 IT failure that left tens of thousands of passengers stranded.
Cruz will be replaced by Sean Doyle.
He’s promoted from running Aer Lingus, the group’s Irish carrier.
His task will be to help BA survive the slump in air travel.
Last month it raised about three-and-a-quarter billion dollars to help tide it over the tough times.