Minor International Will Get New Group CEO as Founder Bill Heinecke Plans Succession

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Dillip Rajakarier, soon-to-be group CEO of Minor International, while retaining his role as CEO of Minor Hotels. Minor Hotels

Skift Take: Dillip Rajakarier’s biggest achievement is lasting a dozen years with the hugely-driven Bill Heinecke, who was once known for short-tenured CEOs. Rajakarier earns his stripes well, but if you think Heinecke is retiring — forget it.

— Raini Hamdi

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Sabre Plays Hardball With Finnair and 5 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

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Negotiations over a new contract between distributor Sabre and Finnair took a turn for the worse this week when Sabre dropped the airline tickets. Flickr

Skift Take: This week, Sabre stopping selling Finnair tickets as talks over a new contract broke down while European airlines will most likely have to pay a new EU tax on jet fuel. Meanwhile, India is so desperate to sell its national airline, it has agreed to take over $7 billion in debt to make Air India seem more attractive to a buyer.

— Spencer Lee

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