Roy Kinnear joins Air Seychelles as new CEO

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JUNE 25, 2015: Air Seychelles announced the appointment of Roy Kinnear as its new Chief Executive Officer. Kinnear joins Air Seychelles from strategic partner Etihad Airways, where he held the position of Senior Vice President –Revenue Management and Planning, responsible for leading the airline’s revenue management, inventory control, pricing, and revenue forecasting. He replaces Manoj Papa. The Board of Air Seychelles, chaired by Joël Morgan, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Transport, approved the appointment. Minister Morgan welcomed the appointment and said, “Roy Kinnear is a highly talented industry executive with the experience and expertise to lead Air Seychelles and maintain the dynamism and momentum of the airline. Roy brings new skills for a new phase in the continuous and very successful evolution of Air Seychelles, which now has a strong foundation and a growing reputation that extends well beyond the Indian Ocean, as a leading airline. Air Seychelles is focused on extracting maximum value from its modern fleet and its expanding regional and international network, which it will grow strategically with new destinations and trusted codeshare partnerships.” Manoj Papa said, “It has been an honour being CEO of Air Seychelles at such an important time in its journey. The challenge has been extremely rewarding, with every team member embracing the strategy to build and position Air Seychelles as a leading airline. With a committed team, Air Seychelles continues to strengthen and grow,” he said. Roy Kinnear said: “I am proud to be given the opportunity to lead Air Seychelles with its demonstrated success and yet significant untapped potential. I look forward to working with leaders across all areas of the business to capture opportunities and drive performance, while continuing to build a supportive team-based culture. With a strong and focused team we will be able to tackle and succeed at anything we put our mind to; this is indeed a very exciting time in the evolution of Air Seychelles.”
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