Fernando Candela, currently the Chief Executive Officer of Iberia Express, is to become the new Chief Executive Officer of LEVEL.
He has been in his current role at Iberia Express for six years and was previously director of planning and management control at Air Nostrum.
Fernando will replace Vincent Hodder at LEVEL and will take up his new role on September 9, 2019.
Luis Gallego, chairman of Iberia and LEVEL, said:
“I would like to thank Vincent for the good job he has done in leading LEVEL to this point and welcome Fernando into his new role. Fernando has a fantastic track record at developing low cost brands allied with strong leadership skills. I am confident he will continue to develop the LEVEL operations and brand”.
Carlos Gómez Suárez, currently Chief Operating Officer at Iberia Express, will become interim chief executive at the airline.
LEVEL is IAG’s low cost brand with longhaul bases in Barcelona and Paris Orly and shorthaul bases in Vienna and Amsterdam.