Qantas has appointed experienced industry veteran Hugh Davin to the new position of head of charter business to oversee the airline’s expansion into the charter and fly-in/fly-out markets.
Davin was most recently managing director of Skywest, responsible for the Perth based airline’s successful charter and FIFO operations serving the WA resources industry. He joined Skywest in 2007 from National Jet (now Cobham) where he was head of WA and NT operations.
“Mr Davin brings to Qantas an unparalleled depth of knowledge of one of Australia’s fastest growing aviation markets. We welcome him to our team to help us grow our charter and fly-in/fly-out business,” Qantas group executive commercial, Rob Gurney said.
Davin’s appointment follows Qantas’s acquisition of Perth based charter operator Network Aviation last year, which Qantas is expanding with the purchase of 10 additional Fokker 100 jets.
Davin, who reports to Narendra Kumar, executive general manager Qantas regional airlines, started in his new position on July 25, and is based in Perth.