12 December 2022, etc.venues Monument, London
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Appointed Managing Director on the departure of Tim Jeans who is leaving to pursue other opportunities outside the Group.
Kevin George has over 25 years of industry experience. He has been with Monarch Airlines for four years and is currently Managing Director of Airline Operations. He is responsible for all operational and customer service areas of the business, both on the ground and in the air. He has played a key role in developing Monarch Airlines’ strategy and positioning the business for growth.
During Tim’s tenure, both as Managing Director of Monarch Airlines and formerly as Managing Director of Scheduled Services, the scheduled airline business has been significantly developed, with the growth of both Monarch’s network and fleet.
A major part of the Monarch Group, Monarch Airlines operates a fleet of 30 aircraft on scheduled and charter flights from a number of UK airports, including Birmingham, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester. Flying to more than 50 destinations worldwide, it carries around six million sector passengers every year. The Airline is also a key supplier of aircraft and seats to the tour operating industry.
Commenting on the appointment Conrad Clifford, Group Chief Executive, said: “Kevin has done a fantastic job in managing all operational aspects of the airline and we are looking forward to drawing on his wealth of experience in commercial strategy and service delivery which will be key components of the new direction for Monarch Airlines going forward within the Monarch Group.
“We are grateful to Tim for his valued contribution to the growth of the Monarch Airlines business over the last six years and we wish him every success for his future.”
About Kevin George
Kevin George has been with Monarch Airlines for four years previously holding the positions of Director of Customer Services and Operations Director before taking on the role of Managing Director Airline Operations in July 2010. Before joining Monarch, Kevin spent 11 years at British Airways, where he held a number of senior positions including Head of Shorthaul Proposition and Head of Airport Development. Previously, Kevin worked at subsidiaries of Bowthorpe PLC and RTZ Corp, as well as British Caledonian Airways Ltd and Laker Airways.
Monarch Airlines’ main activities are organised as follows:
- Scheduled Activities – low fare, convenient flights that can be booked direct online, by telephone, or through travel agents. Carries 4.5 million sector passengers and operates to a total of 17 destinations primarily in Spain, Portugal, the Canary and Balearic Islands, Cyprus and Turkey.
- Charter Activities – through First Aviation the Group is the UK's largest independent charter airline, flying more than 1.5 million sector passengers to over 50 mid and long-haul destinations worldwide every year. The Group has a wide range of long established relationships with tour operators, from household-names to specialist travel businesses, while the ad-hoc division services the needs of major organisations, corporations and sporting institutions.
Other aviation activities include cargo operations and aircraft leasing.