European regional airline ACMI specialist, Denim Air, has completed its move to Amsterdam.
The relocation from Eindhoven was a carefully considered move by Denim’s senior management to maintain closer contact with its flight crews, airline clients and commercial customers.
The move has also heralded a change of management for Denim Air. Two years ago the company was acquired by Panta Holdings and a major restructuring programme was undertaken. The reorganisation was overseen by Matthijs Boertien and having culminated with the office move, Matthijs has handed his leadership role to Arnold Tieleman as the new Managing Director.
“Arnold has a wealth of aviation and management experience and has led Denim Air operations on a day-to-day basis for the previous three and a half years,” said Matthijs Boertien. “I am confident that Arnold will take Denim Air from strength to strength, building on the strong customer base we have now in Europe and Africa and to furthermore explore the terrific opportunities emerging in new markets.”
Arnold Tieleman said: “I am delighted to take the helm at Denim Air at such an exciting time. The decision to move to Amsterdam makes global travel via Schiphol Airport, just 12 minutes away, much more feasible from both a cost and time perspective. The commercial aspects of running the airline have increasingly taken our flight crews and senior staff overseas. In addition to Amsterdam, we currently have operating bases in Valencia, Barcelona, Madrid, Palma de Majorca plus several cities on the African continent. We have partly outsourced our maintenance facilities and no longer require a hangar.”
The new Denim Air facilities at Hoofddorp, close to Amsterdam, reduce transfer time from Schiphol to Denim Air’s Head Office by almost two hours. The offices are shared with CAE, The Aviation Medical Centre and the National Flying School. “Not only do we reduce overheads by sharing common resources such as reception, meeting and training rooms, IT services and the staff restaurant but we will also utilise the on-site facilities provided by the other tenants,” said Arnold Tieleman.