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Air Malta Appoints Roy Kinnear as New Chief Commercial Officer

Air Malta has named Roy Kinnear as the airline’s new Chief Commercial Officer. Mr. Kinnear is a seasoned industry veteran and previously held various senior executive level positions with major European and Gulf carriers.

Roy Kinnear Appointed Air Malta's New Chief Commercial Officer - Courtesy Air Malta

On Wednesday (March 24, 2024), Air Malta announced the appointment of Roy Kinnear as the airline’s new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). Mr. Kinnear is an airline industry veteran and previously held senior executive level positions with major European and Gulf carriers. In his new role, he will be responsible for Air Malta’s revenue management, pricing, sales, customer experience and flight scheduling. Mr. Kinnear holds a B.S. in Economics and Statistics from the University of Ulster.

In Wednesday’s announcement, Air Malta’s Executive Chairman, David G. Curmi, said,

“Roy joins Air Malta at a particular moment in time during a pandemic which has thrown the airline industry into a very challenging phase. I am sure that Roy will bring with him the experience and knowledge to implement the necessary changes within the commercial activity of the airline to ensure that, once the pandemic is over, Air Malta is well-positioned to seize the opportunities that will no doubt lie ahead.”

Also commenting on his new position, Air Malta’s Chief Commercial Officer, Roy Kinnear, added,

“I am delighted to be joining Air Malta. Whilst the aviation industry and its associated economies have faced unparalleled challenges during this pandemic, I look forward to working with colleagues and stakeholders to best prepare for our emergence into brighter days ahead.”

Founded in 1974, Air Malta is the airline of the Maltese Islands and under normal market conditions usually serves 35 destinations across Europe and the Mediterranean. The carrier is undergoing a vital restructuring, in accordance with EU requirements on state aid, to secure a sustainable and profitable future. Air Malta’s mission is to become recognized as one of the world’s leading destination airlines.

Source: Air Malta


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