Air Georgian has named Mike Miguel as their new vice-president of commercial markets and strategy, PAX has learned.
Miguel held several management roles with WestJet between 2003 and 2018 in business development, and strategic and commercial sales.
He also oversaw the commercial introduction of WestJet's regional brand from an indirect sales channel perspective.
Prior to that, Miguel spent 13 years with Eastern Airlines and American Airlines, holding positions in operations and airports, human resources and training, and international security, developing skills that are transferable into his new role at Air Georgian.
"I'm excited to be joining the Air Georgian team as Vice President Commercial Markets and Strategy," Miguel stated in a release. "As an adopted Torontonian and passionate aviation professional, I welcome this great opportunity to contribute to the success of a leading Canadian brand."
Air Georgian remains focused on providing regional services to Air Canada as they begin the process of diversification.
In his new role, Miguel will develop and support market opportunities to fulfill long-term sustainable growth initiatives within the regional airline sector. He will represent Air Georgian in commercial matters supporting airline partnerships, market development, and regional airline growth objectives, states a release.
Miguel will also develop secondary business opportunities related to ACMI, workforce logistics, and charter operations when those opportunities are complementary and accretive to Air Georgian's core business, a release states.
"We are excited about the opportunities that Mike and his team will be working on as we prepare to redefine ourselves in the Canadian regional airline market," Eric Edmondson, president and CEO at Air Georgian, stated. "Mike's experience and work during the introduction of a leading brand in the Canadian regional airline sector, along with his exposure to codeshare agreements at American Airlines, will add strength to our management team."
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