Cuddy leaves Cheapflights as Burge takes on chief exec role

Cheapflights executive chairman Hugo Burge has assumed the additional role of chief executive from Chris Cuddy.

Cuddy is leaving the company following a six year commute between Boston and the London-headquartered company, a statement said. Burge said: “I want to thank Chris for his transformative contributions to Cheapflights, including his support during our recent acquisition of the Danish travel meta-search site earlier this year. 

“With Momondo aboard our operations are now more European-centric since our international presence has been expanded there, especially in Scandinavia and Russia. Under Chris’s leadership the Company has grown tremendously and he will be missed.”

He added: “We remain very positive on the opportunities in global travel search and I am excited to lead Cheapflights into its next period of growth from the firm base that Chris has helped to create. 

“Importantly, Chris has also built an experienced and dedicated team which forms a great foundation on which to continue to grow our leadership in online travel media.”
Cuddy said: “I am extremely proud of the accomplishments of the Cheapflights team during our most recent stage of growth. 

“Cheapflights has leveraged its strong British brand to become an international leader in travel search.  In 2011, Cheapflights will connect over 100 million website visitors and over 5 million newsletter subscribers with millions of travel deals from hundreds of travel partners.”

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