GoAir, the low fare airline run by the Wadia group’s Go Airlines (India) Ltd, has named Cornelis Vrieswijk as the new CEO. Cornelis Vrieswijk, an ex- easyJet executive succeeds Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, who quit GoAir last year in December. Vrieswijk will be reporting to Nusli Wadia, Chairman, and Jeh Wadia, Managing Director and the Board of Directors of GoAir.
Vrieswijk was quoted in media stating his principal focus at GoAir would be to grow the airline to a strong position and modeling the desired changes for further growth and expansion.
In a statement shared by GoAir, the company shared that Vrieswijk has a rich experience in driving ventures, transitions, turnarounds and large-scale projects for diverse and multifaceted organizations with an emphasis in aviation/travel and aircraft maintenance industry on a European Stage.
Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, who joined rivals IndiGo this year in February, has been sued by GoAir for alleged theft of information.
According to reports, GoAir sued him in the Bombay high court for suspected theft of confidential information within a week of him joining rival IndiGo.
Vrieswijk comes with an experience of more than 25 years in the aviation and travel industry. He had stints with major brands such as Thomas Cook Group, Transavia Airlines, and EasyJet Airline Company.