Fiji Airways has today announced the appointment of Mohan Chandra as its new Regional General Manager for New Zealand. Chandra is an Aviation industry veteran who takes up the role previously held by the late Shannon Currie. Chandra was most recently Commercial Director for Kenya Airways, based in Kenya, where he was responsible for Worldwide Sales, Revenue Management, Network Planning and Marketing.
Otto Gergye, Fiji Airways Executive General Manager Sales & Marketing commented: “We’re delighted to welcome Mohan to Fiji Airways to head up what is a crucial market not just for the airline, but for Fijian tourism in general. It’s definitely a market we’re committed to, and this is evidenced by our increased capacity through new Wellington flights, and increased frequencies from Auckland and Christchurch.”
Chandra will be responsible for all Sales across New Zealand for Fiji Airways as well as managing agent and supplier relationships. He has also worked for Emirates and KLM, and worked in the Middle East and Asian markets.
Along with a Commercial Pilot License from New Zealand, Chandra also holds an Executive Management Diploma on Management, Finance, Marketing & Leadership from American Management Association, and a Diploma in Aviation Airline Transport Endorsement.
To further strengthen its Sales Operations in New Zealand, Fiji Airways has also appointed Melanie Watson as Manager Sales. This role will assist the Regional General Manager and focus on business growth. Watson started her career in the travel industry at Gulliver’s Travel (now Stella Travel) in 1988, and until recently managed the New Zealand Carlson Wagonlit Travel office.
Both Chandra and Watson officially started on June 2nd.