Eos Airlines has made two significant appointments to strengthen its US and UK team. Andy Menkes joins as Senior Vice President Sales for The Americas whilst Ian Scott has been appointed Director of Marketing, Europe.
Menkes, a 25-year industry veteran with airline, travel agency, and corporate travel management experience, started his career with TWA, working in various departments in passenger reservations and sales management. While at the airline, he was the first Regional Manager of Automation Sales during the start of GDS installations at travel agencies and corporate accounts. Menkes founded and served as CEO of Priority Travel, Inc. a New York-based travel agency with International offices in London and Hong Kong, and has enjoyed a range of executive positions for major travel management companies.
Menkes also served as Vice President of Finance and Vice President of Administration for A.C.T.E. (Association of Corporate Travel Executives). He was on the Technology Committee of the Corporate Travel Association of New York, as well as on the Board of Directors of the National Business Travel Association (NBTA). Menkes has twice been named one of the Top 25 Most Influential Travel Executives and has also previously been named Travel Manager of the Year by Business Travel News.
Scott joins Eos Airlines from leading UK tour operator, First Choice Holidays and Flights PLC, where he was Head of Marketing. Responsibilities included implementation of First Choice Retail re-branding and all marketing communications across the First Choice Holidays, First Choice Retail and First Choice Airways brands. Previous roles include working for The Walt Disney Company as Travel Industry Marketing Manager. The new role will see Scott working closely with the central marketing team in New York to develop the brand and marketing campaigns specifically for the UK and European markets.
Toby Joseph, Executive Vice President of Global Sales said, “We are very pleased to have Andy and Ian join Eos during our time of growth and expansion for the airline. With our new expanded schedule, and recent 62% increase in forward bookings for September versus the last 90 day average, both Andy and Ian’s experience will be key, as we take Eos to the next stage of our business development and marketing plans.”