Willie Walsh, chief executive office of International Airlines Group (IAG), has been nominated to become chairman of the oneworld alliance, replacing American Airlines chairman Tom Horton, who has filled the role since December 2011. Oneworld states that Walsh will act as “first among equals” of the CEOs of the alliance’s member airlines, starting his tenure as the alliance completes its biggest yet expansion drive with the addition of TAM, US Airways and SriLankan Airlines. oneworld CEO Bruce Ashby said: “We thank Tom Horton sincerely for his leadership of oneworld during a period of unprecedented growth for the alliance and at

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