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Solomon Airlines Announces major appointment in Australia

September 25, 2013 Appointments No Comments Email Email

Victor SharanSolomon Airlines is pleased to announce the appointment of Victor Sharan as its new Regional General Manager Australia, New Zealand and Asia effective 23rd September 2013.

Victor will be based in Sydney yet travelling regularly to Brisbane to ensure the Sales team based in Brisbane is attune to the expansion plans and drives the airlines’ marketing and sales efforts in moving forward.

Mr. Sharan previously held a similar position with Air Pacific Ltd (now Fiji Airways) for a number of years and has extensive experience in senior management positions over a broad spectrum of departments both in Fiji, New Zealand and Australia. Naturally the main focus of his previous position was in Marketing and Sales which has enable the Fijian carrier to grow its tourism numbers exponentially each year and expand Fiji Airways primary source from Australia and New Zealand.

Mr. Ron Sumsum, Chief Executive of Solomon Airlines said “Victor’s  appointment will be an opportune addition to Solomon Airlines’ team and his strong leadership, insight and understanding of the South Pacific will assist in the development and implementation of its core business plan objectives.”

“Victor recently retired from Fiji Airways and has a lot to offer our airline moving forward and it is timely that with our introduction of the 5th scheduled flight between Brisbane and Honiara, he comes on board to ensure we do not take our eyes of the ball in developing and expanding our network and our plans to take this airline to a status of the “best little airline in the South Pacific”. G.M. Operations & Commercial, Gus Kraus added.

‘Solomon Airlines plans to enhance its  full service product to the South Pacific and develop new business opportunities in New Zealand and Asia yet ensuring the product and plans to maintain market share and yield whilst looking at further opportunities in Australia continues to be a driving motivation for the airline.’ Gus Kraus said.

The airline indicated that Australia and New Zealand were still regarded as its prime market sources and it was important that they took this initiative in order to grow the airline business further.

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