Wizz Air VP John Stephenson steps down after a decade

Wizz Air VP John Stephenson steps down after a decade

A senior executive at Wizz Air today announced he is to quit the budget carrier after a decade.

Executive vice president John Stephenson resigned and is to leave the central and eastern European airline on August 24.

No further explanation was given by Wizz Air for the departure of Stephenson, who was previously chief commercial officer.

Stephenson has been with the carrier since 2006 and became executive vice president in 2009.

Chief executive József Váradi said: “On behalf of the board, management team and all of our colleagues, we would like to thank John for the significant contribution he has made to the company over the last ten years.

“He has played a central role in building Wizz Air into the leading low cost carrier in central and eastern Europe and one of the strongest airlines in Europe. We wish him all the best in the future.”

The airline announced in January that Stephenson had been taken ill and was hospitalised.

It said would be out of the office for an unspecified period of time.

“No further information will be released concerning his condition out of respect for the privacy of John and his family,” the airline said at the time.


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