Rob Fyfe may not know what lies ahead of him beyond December, but says Virgin head Sir Richard Branson hasn't offered him a job.
The Air New Zealand chief executive will step down at the end of the year and is yet to commit to anything new.
He put paid to rumours that he might join Sir Richard at his Virgin Atlantic airline yesterday.
The pair faced off in a boat race at Takapuna when Sir Richard visited New Zealand late last year.
Fyfe is credited with turning the airline around after it was bailed out by the government in 2001.
Air New Zealand has won more Air Transport World Airline of the Year awards in the last decade than any other airline, including two best airline awards under his guidance.
However, the company's share price has been falling and was down to 89c this morning.