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Canada Jetlines Appoints Charles McKee as Chief Commercial Officer

Canada Jetlines has appointed Charles McKee as Chief Commercial Officer effective June 28, 2023. Mr. McKee succeeds Duncan Bureau who is departing the company to pursue other interests.

Canada Jetlines' New Chief Commercial Officer, Charles McKee - Phot Inset Credit: Charles McKee/Linkedin

On Friday (June 23, 2023), Canada Jetlines announced the appointment of Charles McKee as the carrier’s new Chief Commercial Officer effective June 28, 2023. Mr. McKee joins Jetlines from Sabre Corporation, where he served as SVP of Commercial Products. In that role, he led a global team in solution design and management of revenue optimization and pricing, network planning, data and analytics, and low-cost carrier reservation platform products. He will succeed the airline’s current Chief Commercial Officer, Duncan Bureau, who is departing the company to pursue other opportunities.

In Friday’s announcement, Canada Jetlines’ President and Chief Executive Officer, Eddy Doyle, said,

“Charles brings with him more than 30-years of experience with leading travel companies, in marketing, branding, sales and revenue management. He is an excellent addition to the Canada Jetlines team and will focus on growing brand awareness, distribution channels, and sales and revenue growth for the company.”

Prior to joining Sabre, Mr. McKee served as Executive Director for Markey International, a boutique investment and advisory group focused on the travel space. He also held Chief Commercial Officer roles at Radisson Hotel Group Americas and, and Chief Marketing roles at Delta Hotels & Resorts, Malaysia Airlines and Air Canada. Additionally, McKee previously held senior leadership positions with the Canadian Tourism Commission and Virgin Atlantic. Mr. McKee is a graduate of Harvard University with an honors degree in East Asian studies.

Canada Jetlines is a new leisure-focused carrier, which will utilize a growing fleet of Airbus A320s to provide Canadians with value vacation choices and convenient travel options. The airline will provide exciting vacation packages to iconic Canadian destinations and beyond. With their fleet expected to expand to 15 aircraft by 2025, Canada Jetlines aims to offer best-in-class operating economics, and customer comfort, providing an elevated guest-centric experience from the first touchpoint.

Source: Canada Jetlines


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