Jeju Air co-CEO expresses his intent to step down

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Jeju Air co-CEO expresses his intent to step down

Jeju Air said on Wednesday that co-CEO Ahn Yong-chan has expressed his intent to step down from his post, leaving the company to operate under the sole leadership of current co-CEO Lee Seok-ju.

Ahn leaves Jeju Air after working under the company’s parent Aekyung Group since 1987.

The co-CEO served in numerous positions at Jeju Air’s group affiliates such as in Aekyung Petrochemical and Aekyung Industry.

The company said that Ahn served as CEO at the group’s affiliate companies for 23 years, and that he felt it was right to leave the company at a time when it is performing well, along with his original plan to retire at 61-years-old.

Jeju Air has become a sizeable contender in the low-cost carrier industry in Korea. It reported 349.5 billion won ($311.6 million) in revenue in the third quarter this year, a 31 percent increase from the previous year.

Ahn is the son-in-law of Aekyung Group’s Chairwoman, Chang Young-shin.

By Chae Yun-hwan
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