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Air Canada appoints Vic Naughton as General Manager Australia and New Zealand

October 18, 2017 Appointments / Movers & Shakers No Comments Email Email

Air Canada is today pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Vic Naughton as its General Manager – Australia and New Zealand.

Mr. Naughton, who takes up his new Sydney-based position in November, will be responsible for driving Air Canada’s rapidly-expanding commercial activities across Australia and New Zealand.

Air Canada’s Director of Sales Asia-Pacific, Mr. PK Lee, says Vic’s skills and experience will ensure the airline further enhances its strong regional presence.

“We are delighted to welcome Vic to our team at this exciting time as Melbourne is set to become our third Australian port in December, followed by the launch of a seasonal service to Vancouver and the introduction of year-round scheduled services from June 2018,” says Mr. Lee.

“At the same time, the ongoing success of our daily, non-stop flights from Sydney and Brisbane are establishing Vancouver as an important trans-Pacific gateway for Australians and New Zealand travellers to North America and beyond.

“Vic brings a broad understanding of the travel industry, a proven ability to generate business growth and a strong track record of fostering enduring professional networks. As such, he is ideally suited to lead our dynamic commercial team, and to work closely with our valued trade partners to ensure Air Canada sustains its momentum in the South Pacific region.”

He joins Air Canada from American Airlines, where as Head of Sales he has over the past two years played an integral role in the carrier’s successful return to the Australian market.

Prior to joining the aviation sector, Mr. Naughton spent more than 10 years with STA Travel, during which time he held a series of key sales roles in the United Kingdom, South Africa and Australia, including Regional General Manager Asia Pacific of the global company’s ISIC* Card Division.

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