David Coltman, CEO of British Caledonian Airways (cabin crew pictured below) until its takeover by British Airways in December 1987, has joined the board of Eos Airlines, the Stansted based business class only carrier.
In more recent times, Coltman has held senior executive positions at BA and United Airlines and is currently chairman of Edinburgh Worldwide Investment Trust and senior independent director at John Menzies.
He was previously chairman of Galileo, Opodo, and Apollo Travel Services and was on the Board of both British Regional Airlines Group and Dunedin Income Growth Investment Trust. His successful airline and travel services career has spanned over 30 years.
”David brings a wealth of airline and travel experience to our board, and we are extremely pleased to have him join us,” commented Eos CEO, Jack Williams, himself an industry veteran. ”As Eos brings its ”uncrowded” travel experience to new markets, his insight and expertise will play a key role in our keeping the leadership position we currently enjoy.”
”This is a very exciting time to be joining Eos, particularly as a board member,” said Mr. Coltman. ”The innovative vision that is backed with operational excellence here has set the course for Eos to continue its emergence in the growing all-premium air travel market.”
Eos currently offers 32 flights per week between New York”s JFK and London”s Stansted airport, with expansion to 40 flights per week set for September. The airline operates Boeing 757 aircraft fitted with 48 suites, each a 6”6” (198cm) fully-horizontal flat-bed providing 21sq ft (just under 2sq m) of personal space with guaranteed aisle access for every passenger.