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easyJet lands Guardian executive as new boss

BUDGET airline easyJet has chosen Guardian Media Group chief executive Carolyn McCall to replace chief executive Andy Harrison.

McCall who has been at the helm of the publisher of The Guardian and The Observer for four years, said the switch as a "once in a lifetime opportunity."

She has been with GMG for 24 years, and helped steer the Guardian's website, guardian.co.uk, into one of the world's most-read newspaper sites.

Harrison announced his departure in December, amid a shake-up of senior executives at the carrier.