EasyJet has confirmed that UK director Paul Simmons is to leave the budget airline.
He has been at the carrier for seven years and is said to have taken a role at another unnamed UK travel firm.
Simmons is a member of the editorial advisory board of Travel Weekly sister publication for the online travel sector Travolution.
He has also been the public face of easyJet during a period in which the airline has sought to embrace trade distribution, particularly for its business travellers.
A statement released moments ago to Travel Weekly said: “EasyJet can confirm that Paul Simmons, director UK market, has decided to leave the airline in order to take up a lead commercial role in another UK travel company.
“EasyJet would like to thank Paul for his passion, dedication, hard work and pioneering spirit over the last seven years.
“Paul first joined easyJet in June 2006 and during his time was responsible for overseeing the commercial roll-out of many new initiatives including Speedy Boarding, easyJet Plus and GDS distribution as well as leading easyJet’s commercial team in the UK and overseeing leisure sales and easyJet holidays.”