Brisbane Airport gets Carl Jones as new head of aviation development

Aug 12, 2019: Brisbane Airport has appointed Carl Jones to the position of head of Aviation Development.

Carl is an experienced and driven aviation executive with 13 years’ in airport management specialising in air service development, destination marketing, strategy, and stakeholder management.

He joins the Australian airport after working with Vancouver Airport (YVR) in Canada where, in his role as director Air Service Development, Carl drove air service development strategy and delivered record breaking growth over the last 5 years.

During his tenure, YVR grew by eight million additional passengers since 2014-15, 13 new destinations, increased air services on more than 40 routes and welcomed seven mainland Chinese carriers serving YVR, more than any airport in the Americas and Europe region.

Prior to his time in Vancouver, he was head of Airline Business Development at Melbourne Airport and Tourism Victoria where he also oversaw record breaking passenger growth.

Jim Parashos, executive general manager Aviation Development and Partnerships BAC said: “With the opening of Brisbane’s new runway just 12 short months away the addition of Carl to our team could not have come at a better time.

He will report to the executive general manager Aviation Development and Partnership.

Carl joins Brisbane Airport with a Master of Marketing and having completed Executive Management programs at Melbourne Business School and Rotman School of Management in Toronto.

The role is effective mid-September 2019.