VLM Appoints David Nye
VLM Airlines, London City Airport’s largest carrier, has appointed David Nye, 40, as its UK Regional Manager from 1st August 2005. ÊHe joins VLM Airlines with over 10 years experience in aviation sales, marketing and operational management.Ê Based at London City Airport, David will be responsible for continuing the successful development of the airline in its primary market, the UK.
In his new role, David will report to VLM Airlines’ Commercial Director, Peter Kenworthy and will manage the UK’s sales, marketing, PR and administrative teams.Ê He will also oversee the airline’s operation within the UK as well as developing relationships with key UK industry partners.
Peter Kenworthy comments: “I am delighted to welcome David into the VLM Airlines team. The UK market is by far the most important for the airline and David’s experience in both corporate sales and marketing development will be a great asset to growing our business”
He continues: “As London City’s number one airline, VLM Airlines will continue to serve and develop new services for the business travellerat the airport. The successful bid by London for the 2012 Olympics and the opening of the DLR rail link direct to the City will bring an enormous boost to the positioning of the airport.”
In 1989 David began his aviation career with Cathay Pacific Airways in the UK and advanced to Corporate Sales Manager UK and Ireland before moving into overseas roles for the carrier. He then joined Qatar Airways as Sales & Marketing Manager for the UK, Netherlands and Scandinavia before becoming Area Manager for the airline in Asia and the Far East.
Most recently, David was Business Sales Manager for Air France based in London, where he managed the team of national account managers and developed the airline’s corporate accounts.Ê He has a degree in Travel & Tourism and his interests outside of aviation include following football, motor racing, as well as travelling.
David comments:Ê “I am very much looking forward to being part of the VLM Airlines team and contributing to its continued growth in the UK market. This is a great opportunity to use my experience to further increase the airlines profile and business in London, and our other UK regions”.