Leeds Bradford Airport has introduced the appointment of Vincent Hodder as its new chief govt, bringing a wealth of worldwide aviation experience to the airport.
Hodder, most just lately chief govt of IAG-owned low-cost model, Stage, will take over the place on February 1st.
He might be centered on creating the passenger expertise, short-term restoration from the worldwide pandemic and the longer-term imaginative and prescient for the airport, together with the transformational terminal alternative planning software.
With greater than 20 years within the business, his expertise spans organisations together with Flybe, Jetstar Airways and VivaAerobus.
As a guide and an operator, Hodder has labored throughout Asia, Africa, the Americas, Europe and Australasia and throughout all completely different fashions of airline from regional and low price to lengthy haul and community operations.
Present chief govt, Hywel Rees, will go away his position after a transition interval.
Hodder mentioned: “Our success at delivering excellence in customer support might be essential in giving passengers the boldness to journey and to decide on LBA, in addition to in attracting new airways that function probably the most trendy and environment friendly plane.
“I’m wanting ahead to main the enterprise as we face the short-term challenges of Covid-19 and in the direction of a sustainable long-term future, working collaboratively with companies and stakeholders throughout the area, whereas persevering with to progress the terminal alternative scheme by means of planning.”
Throughout his tenure, Rees has initiated the transformational planning software for the event of a alternative terminal to assist future demand for the airport, whereas overseeing various enhancements to the present operation to enhance customer support and provide.
Plans for a alternative terminal, submitted to Leeds Metropolis Council in Could, suggest the development of a contemporary, three flooring, 34,000 sq. mt. constructing on an alternate web site inside the airport’s boundary.
If accepted, the brand new state-of-the-art terminal constructing, designed by main architects, would ship a passenger expertise past what’s achievable within the present terminal, in-built 1965 and which has a legacy of a number of piecemeal extensions over the course of its 55-year historical past.