Former JetBlue CCO becomes new Norwegian Air interim CCO

Replacing COO Helga Bollmann Leknes

In the second big airline news of the day on Norwegian’s aggressive moves towards profit, the airline has named a new interim Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), named Marty St. George.

Norwegian using JetBlue talent to carry the torch of CCO

Norwegian’s new interim CCO is Marty St. George. He was the CCO of Jet Blue Airways until recently. With extensive experience from the aviation industry St. George should bring a valuable resource into its road to making Norwegian Air a profitable success.

Norwegian B787 Dreamliner. Video: Norwegian.

The former Norwegian CCO, Helga Bollmann Leknes

CCO Helga Bollmann Leknes decided to leave the company after two years in the position. Norwegian’s top management team is experiencing rapid changes in its quest for profits.

However, the former CCO was offered another position in Norwegian’s Group management team. But, she has chosen to pursue other opportunities outside of the Norwegian airline.

Bollmann Leknes first joined Norwegian in 2017 where she was Chief Human Resources Officer. She took on the additional responsibility as Chief Commercial Officer in November of 2018.

Comments about the CCO change from Norwegian’s upper management

Acting CEO of Norwegian, Geir Karlsen:

“I am grateful for Helga Bollmann Leknes’ contributions to Norwegian, both as Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer. I regret that she has decided to pursue other opportunities outside of Norwegian”

Outgoing Norwegian CCO Helga Bollmann Leknes:

“It has been a great experience to be part of the Norwegian team and I’m grateful for all the opportunities that particularly Bjørn Kjos has given me. Now it’s time for me to explore new adventures. I wish Norwegian and all the great people at the company all the best.”

Norwegian’s Interim CCO St. George has heavy airline experience

jetblue cco becomes norwegian cco Marty Mc George Twitter
Marty St. George on Twitter. Source: Twitter.

With more than 30 years of experience from the aviation industry St. George’s last position was Chief Commercial Officer of JetBlue Airways. He has also held key positions at United Airlines and US Airways. His expertise lies within revenue-generating activities, network management, and innovation.

“I am very pleased that Marty St. George will be joining Norwegian. Strengthening our commercial position in key markets and increasing our revenue-generating activities are key elements in our strategy of returning to profitability. I am convinced that St. George with his extensive experience from several of the biggest U.S. airlines will be an asset to Norwegian,”

said Norwegian CEO Karlsen.


You are welcome to comment on Norwegian’s aggressive growth to profit plans here. What do you think about JetBlue’s CCO becoming Norwegian’s CCO? Your comments may be used in possible Norwegian Air updates in the future.

Featured Image: Norwegian Air.

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