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Published on March 26th, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer

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Former Ryanair Director of Operations Takes up Role at Norwegian

Adrian Dunne will join Norwegian as the company’s new Executive Vice President of Operations. Dunne has more than thirty years of experience as a leader within the aviation industry. During the first 16 years of his aviation career, Adrian spent with Aer Lingus where he held various positions, including managing all the airline’s operations at London Heathrow and Dublin. Following this, he moved to Ryanair where he held managerial positions. Over his 15 years there, his roles included Director of Ground Operations and Director of Operations. Adrian was born in 1968, is an Irish national. He holds a Master’s Degree in Aviation Management and Leadership from DCU. He will take over from Johan Gauermann, who was appointed interim head of Operations in June 2020. Gauermann will continue to act as interim until future notice and return to his permanent role as Senior Vice President of Flight Operations when Dunne takes over his role. Adrian Dunne will be based at the Norwegian headquarters outside Oslo. The start date will be announced in due course.

Speaking about the appointment, Jacob Schram, Chief Executive Officer of Norwegian said, “I am very pleased to welcome Adrian Dunne onboard. We are preparing for a highly competitive environment after the pandemic, and I am confident that his industry expertise coupled with his lengthy experience as a people-focused leader will be a valuable contribution to our team.”

Adrian Dunne

Also commenting was Adrian Dunne who said, “Norwegian is an ambitious and innovative airline, with its customers and employees at the core of everything they do. I look forward to contributing to the future success of the company, in a time where the entire aviation industry will undergo significant changes.”

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