Media Release: Air Partner appoints Suzanne Sharp to lead commercial jets activity

AVIATION specialist, Air Partner plc, has promoted Suzanne Sharp as manager of its UK Commercial Jets division, effective immediately.

The division charters airliners with 20 to 500 seats to move groups of every size.

Clients include the sport, entertainment and energy industries, governments, military and humanitarian aid organisations, royal families, motor manufacturers and the conference and incentive sector.

Suzanne has been managing Air Partner’s government and defence teams in the UK and Europe for the past three years. With a heightened emphasis at the Air Partner Group to expand its commercial jet charter activity, her new appointment into a key management role sees her reporting to head of UK Trading, Celine Shabbas.

“Suzanne consistently displays the flexibility and responsiveness necessary to ensure that tasks are handled efficiently and seamlessly. With her strong aviation background and knowledge of the business it is fitting she takes on this role to head the CJ team,” said Celine.

“She will focus on the division’s long-term growth and client retention, reinforce established business relationships, forge new customer interactions and implement a new service-driven business structure.”

Suzanne has worked in aviation for 14 years, the majority of them specialising in government and defence passenger and cargo operations. She joined Air Partner’s UK head office in 1996 and worked in the commercial jets and air freight divisions prior to becoming a senior commercial trader. In 2006, she left the company to widen her knowledge and experience within another aircraft broker’s passenger charter department but returned the following year.

Air Partner Commercial Jets has devised and executed many of the most complex air operations in civil aviation as well as thousands of routine individually tailored flights.

Contracts have ranged from large product launches and arctic trooping exercises to birthday weekends and world breaking in-flight concerts. The division includes Air Partner’s Service PLUS department.

Media contact:

Alison Chambers, Emerald Media

T +44 1962 736600

M +44 (0)7721 882939

About Air Partner

Air Partner is a world-class provider of aviation services to industry, commerce, governments and individuals worldwide. The company has earned global recognition as a leading aircraft charter broker and organises ad hoc charters of aircraft of every size for any reason. Its core divisions comprise Commercial Jets, Private Jets and Freight. Air Partner Private Jets offers on-demand charter and the company’s unique pre-paid JetCard scheme while the Freight division charters aircraft of every size to fly air cargo to anywhere, at any time. With its headquarters in the UK, Air Partner has 20 offices spanning Europe, North America, the Far East and Middle East and operates a 24/7 year-round Flight Support Centre from its London Gatwick base. The group was formed in 1961, is fully listed on the London Stock Exchange, is debt free and had £14.7m in cash at the end of the half year to 31 January. Air Partner is the only company in the aviation industry to hold a Royal Warrant (as Supplier of Aircraft Charter to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II), a globally recognised mark of excellence.

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