Skyscanner’s chief operating officer Mark Logan and chief commercial officer Frank Skivington left the company after it was acquired in November last year.
The travel search and comparison site was bought by Ctrip, China’s biggest online travel provider in November.
Neither Logan or Skivington has revealed future plans as yet, separately saying it was time to “take a break”.
Logan resigned his position in December and announced his departure on LinkedIn, citing his “intense” years in the run-up to the acquisition.
“I joined Skyscanner as COO in early 2012 to take on the general management of the business. Being part of the team that grew Skyscanner from 100 to over 800 people and a valuation of £1.45bn has been a truly wonderful experience. Now, after five intense and exciting years and the successful acquisition of Skyscanner by CTRIP, I’ve decided to take a break and am leaving Skyscanner. I wish my amazing colleagues in all our offices around the world the very best for the next stage in Skyscanner’s journey. Working with such special people has been an extraordinary privilege.”
According to Companies House filings, he resigned as a director on 9 December.
Skivington used similar language in his own, separate LinkedIn update. He has been chief commercial officer since 2008 and also left in December.
A spokeswoman said the two executives’ departures were not connected and that there had been no further resignations.
She said: “They both felt, at different times in 2016, that the time was right to take a break and explore new challenges. Both Frank and Mark have been at Skyscanner for a significant amount of time.
“It’s natural in a high-growth business that we see occasional departures and both leave with a huge amount of respect and appreciation for their leadership over the years.”
She added Skivington had been planning to leave since early 2016, but stayed on to assist with the acquisition. Commercial director Stuart Middleton has assumed his responsibilities. Logan’s duties have been divided among regional growth teams.
Skyscanner remains headquartered in the UK after its acquisition, with chief executive Gareth Williams insisting the firm remained “operationally independent.”
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