EasyJet has appointed former Tui Group deputy chief executive Johan Lundgren as its new chief executive.
Lungren was with Tui Group for 12 years, as group deputy chief executive and chief executive, mainstream markets.
The appointment follows the announcement that Carolyn McCall will leave easyJet in order to become chief executive of ITV.
Lundgren will be joining the board of easyJet as a director and chief executive on December 1, and McCall will step down on November 30. However she will remain with the airline until December 31 to assist with the transition.
John Barton, chairman of easyJet, said: "I and the easyJet Board are delighted to announce Johan as our new CEO. Johan has proven experience in European travel as chief executive and in broader group roles.
“He is strategic yet operationally focused and has proved himself to be a customer-centric, charismatic and successful leader.
"Johan inherits a leadership team of strength and depth, engaged people and loyal passengers flying on Europe’s best network.
"I am sure that under his leadership easyJet will go from strength to strength.
"Finally, I wanted to reiterate everyone at easyJet’s thanks to Carolyn for all she has done for the airline and to wish her well in her exciting new role."
Lundgren added: "I have flown with and been a fan of easyJet and its wonderful people for many years. This is an exciting time to be joining Europe’s leading airline. Carolyn has built a fantastic
team and with them I look forward to contributing to easyJet’s continued success."