Crossair has announced the appointment of Richard Castle as the airline’s new General Manager UK and Ireland. Richard will head up a team of 50 and will be based at the airline’s new premises in Hammersmith, London. He will be primarily responsible for sales and marketing and the airline’s representation at London Heathrow and London City Airports.
Richard has worked with Swissair for the past 11 years, most recently in Brussels as Marketing and Sales Manager for Swissair Sabena, covering North Africa, the Middle East and India. He first joined Swissair in 1990 as Sales Executive, becoming Leisure Sales Manager for UK and Ireland in 1995. In 1997 he was appointed marketing manager for Swissair (UK and Ireland). A year later he moved to Dubai, becoming the airline’s General Manager-Arabian Gulf.
“I am delighted to be offered this position to oversee a very important market for Crossair. I look forward to contributing to a successful build up of the new Swiss airline which will offer a top quality service, drawing on the rich Swiss heritage of Swissair and Crossair, underpinned by a sound financial base,” said Richard. “Areas I will be focusing on include commercial agreements, competitive pricing, marketing and increased use of e-commerce,” he added.
Richard succeeds Trevor Manwaring, who was formerly Country Sales Manager UK and Ireland. Trevor remains with Crossair in Geneva, Switzerland, joining the Global Sales team as Global Key Account Manager.
Crossair’s new UK Headquarters are at Hythe House, 200 Shepherds Bush Road, London W6 7NY. For further information or reservations on Crossair’s direct and connecting flights throughout Europe contact your travel agent or telephone Crossair direct on 0845 607 3000 and in Ireland 1890 200 515.