Wizz Air (LSE:WIZZ)
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Wizz Air Holdings PLC
03 June 2020
Geneva, 3 June 2020: Wizz Air Holdings Plc ("Wizz Air"), the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced the appointment of Charlotte Pedersen to the Board of the Company as independent non-executive director with immediate effect, from 2 June 2020.
A joint Danish and Luxembourgish national, Ms. Pedersen is currently the Chief Executive of Luxaviation Helicopters, a global VVIP helicopter organisation and part of Luxaviation Group. She has more than 30 years of experience in the aviation sector.
Ms. Pedersen was selected as the first female pilot candidate for the Royal Danish Air Force in 1989. After her military officer services, she joined the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in Luxembourg as a Flight Operations Inspector. Ms. Pedersen joined Luxaviation in 2012 and was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Luxaviation Group in 2014, before becoming the Chief Executive Officer of Luxaviation Helicopters.
At the same time, Ms. Susan Hooper will retire as a director of the Company with immediate effect after four years of service, during which time she served as a Company non-executive director.
Commenting on the changes, William A. Franke, Chairman said today:
"I am delighted to welcome Charlotte Pedersen to the Board of Wizz Air. Her extensive experience in aviation will be a key asset for Wizz Air as the Company moves into the next phase of its expansion and continues to take advantage of market opportunities which present themselves in this dynamic industry.
At the same time, we thank Susan Hooper, who is retiring from the Board after four years as a valued non-executive director, for her contributions not only as a director but also as a member of the Audit and Sustainability Committee and the Remuneration Committee."
Other than this directorship, Wizz Air confirms that there is no information to be disclosed under the requirements of Listing Rule 9.6.13R in relation to the appointment of Charlotte Pedersen.
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ABOUT WIZZ AIR
Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, operates a fleet of 122 Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft. A team of dedicated aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low fares, making Wizz Air the preferred choice of 40 million passengers in the last 12 months. Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ. The company was recently named one of the world's top ten safest airlines by airlineratings.com, the world's only safety and product rating agency, and 2020 Airline of the Year by ATW, the most coveted honour an airline or individual can receive, recognizing individuals and organizations that have distinguished themselves through outstanding performance, innovation, and superior service.
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