From the head of Europe’s biggest short-haul airline to an heir to the Murdoch empire, here are nine well-known business figures expected to hit the headlines next year, for good or ill.
Jerome Powell was Wall Street’s choice to run the Federal Reserve.
British Airways cabin crew based at Heathrow are to go on strike next week in a row over “poverty pay” at the airline.
Political deadlock over Brexit could halt flights between the UK and Europe, according to the chief executive of Ryanair, who warned that Britain’s aviation industry is being “walked off a cliff” by the government.
Ryanair’s chief executive has said fares in Europe will fall heavily this winter as he criticised Theresa May for having no strategy for Brexit.
Zac Goldsmith has resigned as a Conservative MP over the government’s decision to back a third runway at Heathrow airport, describing it as the “most polluting, most disruptive, most expensive option”.
So much for the idea that easyJet could improve its profits every year.