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Australian Cramer Ball now official CEO of India’s Jet Airways

October 30, 2014 Global Travel Media TV, Headline News No Comments Email Email

EGT mediaTVIndia’s Jet Airways has officially announced that it has received formal approval from India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation for the long delayed, but now official appointment of Australian Cramer Ball, as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer.
unnamed (8)47 year Cramer Ball is well known to many in the trade in this region, in his former role as Regional General Manger for Etihad, when he was responsible for setting up Etihad’s operation in Australia.

A certified accountant and an accomplished airline executive with almost two decades of domestic, regional and international aviation experience, including in addition to roles at Etihad Airways, Gulf Air and Qantas, most recently, he was CEO of Air Seychelles, leading a major restructuring program that returned the national carrier to profitability.

Ball was appointed as Chief Executive Officer (Designate) of Jet Airways (India) Limited in June 2014, with his official appointment taking some time, although he is reported to already be leading an extensive three-year business plan to reshape the airline and secure its long-term future.

Mr Naresh Goyal, Chairman of Jet Airways said, “We need a dynamic chief executive with in depth knowledge of and experience in the airline industry to lead us through the next phase of our development, which encompasses a bold three year business plan to return to profitability”.

He added, “I am delighted to have Cramer aboard at the helm of our new management team, as he possess the right credentials and all the requisite experience in airline management, and the skills required to take Jet Airways forward into a new growth paradigm.”

Ball commenting on his appointment said, “The establishment of Jet Airways was a game changer for the Indian aviation industry and now, under its new three-year business plan, the airline will once again transform the concept of air travel in India, and serve as a proud ambassador of India throughout the world.”

He added, “The challenges ahead are plentiful, but so are the opportunities.”

“I am confident that the stringent measures we are putting in place will develop Jet Airways into a market leader that offers immense value and quality to domestic and international guests, supports the economic development of India and the other countries it serves, and achieves sustainable profitability.”

“The three-year plan has already resulted in demonstrable progress and Jet Airways’ financial foundation is much healthier today. As we venture deeper into the turnaround, we are committed to accelerating the results.”

I recently travelled on Jet Airways from Singapore to Chennai and on to Kochin in Kerala for Kerala Travel Mart and also to Mumbai and Singapore and to check out my Jet Airways experiences, click on the video box below:

John Alwyn-Jones reporting on location from Kerala Travel Mart and from Kerala India, brought to you by Jet Airways

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