Johan Lundgren, a former TUI executive, has joined budget airline EasyJet.
Lundgren steps into the shoes of Carolyn McCall, who has been at the helm of EasyJet since 2010 and is leaving to become CEO of the TV channel ITV in London.
EasyJet chairman John Barton said: “Johan has proven experience in European travel as CEO and in broader group roles.”
Lundgren is a former employee of Fritidsresor, the Swedish tour company, which was taken over by TUI.
He left TUI in 2015.