IAG chief Willie Walsh will stand down in September, the group has confirmed.
Walsh announced in March he would delay his retirement to oversee British Airways parent IAG’s response to the coronavirus crisis.
He will be succeeded by Luis Gallego, chief executive of IAG carrier Iberia, on 24 September.
IAG chair Antonio Vazquez said: "We announced in March Willie would delay his retirement for a short period.
"We can confirm today [Thursday 7 May] that Luis Gallego will take over the leadership on 24 September, the expected date for IAG’s AGM, when Willie will step down as chief executive."