Air Partner has appointed Alexandra Nepochataya as its new Sales Manager for CIS, with immediate effect. Ms Nepochataya joins the Air Partner Istanbul team from another air charter broker and has a background in the aviation industry from within the region. The Kazakhstan-born Sales Manager will be responsible for developing the charter business within the Central Asian and Caucasus areas, an economic region where she has excellent connections and experience.
Although trading conditions remain challenging in the European charter market, the impact of the euro crisis has so far been limited within the CIS region. Presently the area is actually benefiting from the high price of oil and demand is expected to remain high for the foreseeable future.
Emir Ozdabak, Regional Freight Manager, based in the Air Partner Istanbul office, who has responsibility within Air Partner for the CIS region, commented “Since Air Partner’s expansion into Turkey in 2010, we have seen increased charter demand within the Central Asia and Caucasus regions as the buoyant oil prices continue to drive local economies. More forwarders from the region are benefitting from the rates and service that Air Partner is able to provide for them. Our multinational clients with offices in CIS enjoy the same quality service from any local Air Partner office as their colleagues in their European, Far and Middle Eastern and U.S. offices who already work with Air Partner.”
Air Partner has historically serviced these regions from its Istanbul office but following the recruitment of Alexandra Nepochataya, the Group is delighted to have an on-ground presence. Ms Nepochataya will provide local knowledge and experience, enabling Air Partner to build its client relationships and offer the tailor-made charter solutions that it is known for. Air Partner recently employed a similar strategy in Italy, where a combination of the right people and the right product, has led to the Group taking significant local market share.
Ozdabak concluded: “Air Partner is excited about the longer term growth prospects for the CIS region and our expansion demonstrates this. Parts of the global economy are under pressure, but we are confident that this region can outperform more established areas over the longer term, and in doing so, present opportunities for larger, more established charter brokers like Air Partner.”
About Air Partner
Air Partner has been trading for 50 years and is a world leading provider of aviation charter services to industry, commerce, governments and individuals worldwide. The Group is globally recognised as a leading charter broker and organises ad hoc aircraft charters of every type for any reason. Its three main divisions comprise Air Partner Freight, Air Partner Commercial Jets and Air Partner Private Jets. The Commercial Jets division charters large airliners to move groups of any size.
The <a rel="follow" href="http://www.airpartner.com/en-gb/privatejets/">Private Jets service</a> offers the company’s pre-paid JetCard scheme and on-demand charter. With its headquarters alongside Gatwick airport in the UK, Air Partner operates 24/7 year-round and employs 225 aviation professionals across its 21 offices spanning Europe, North America, the Far East and Middle East. Air Partner is the only company in the aviation industry to hold a Royal Warrant, a globally recognised mark of excellence.