TORONTO — Air New Zealand’s Canadian sales team now includes two new Account Development Managers as well as a new Regional Sales Manager, bolstering the airline’s position with the travel trade here.
“The Canadian market is integral to our business and travellers flying from Canada to New Zealand and Australia are increasing year on year,” says Liz Fraser, Air New Zealand’s Regional General Manager Americas.
“Just a couple of months ago we celebrated 10 years of flying between Vancouver and Auckland, and with that came an increased capacity of almost 20%.”
Fraser adds: “It’s important to have a strong team in place to continue advancing into this exciting market. With three new recruits who bring with them some fantastic experience in the industry, we are very excited about the months ahead.”
Tyler Mattioli, Account Development Manager (Eastern Canada) joins Air New Zealand with a strong background in the travel industry gained from his time spent both at Flight Centre and most recently as Air Canada Vacations’ Area Sales Manager, South Western Ontario.
Raissa Cheu, Account Development Manager (Western Canada) comes to Air New Zealand from Cathay Pacific where she supported both the Vancouver and Toronto sales teams through building out marketing plans, strategies and content while also working alongside key accounts to drive enhanced engagement through all channels.
Katie Olsson joins Air New Zealand as Regional Sales Manager (Western Canada) after spending seven years with Intrepid Travel and ultimately becoming their Director of Industry Sales, North America before moving to her most recent role as Area Sales Manager, B.C. for Air Canada Vacations.
Air New Zealand’s increased capacity out of Canada includes daily services beyond the peak months of December and January into the shoulder season of February, and increasing to five services a week in March and April (up from four) and four weekly services during May – mid-June (up from three).