Canada Jetlines Appoints Former easyJet and Flybe Senior Executive as Independent Director
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada Jetlines Ltd. (JET: TSX-V) (the “Company” or “Jetlines”) is very pleased to announce the appointment of Saad Hammad as an independent director, effective July 1, 2017. Mr. Hammad brings over 30 years of business, executive and Board experience across a variety of sectors, including 9 years with low-cost airlines. Until October 2016, Mr. Hammad served as Chief Executive Officer of Flybe PLC, a UK-based low-cost carrier and the largest independent regional airline in Europe.
During his tenure with Flybe, Mr. Hammad led a transformational turnaround, returning the business to profitability for the first time since the company’s IPO in 2010. This was accomplished through extensive restructuring, driving operational improvements, improving internal culture, and re-establishing the brand and resulting customer satisfaction.
Mr. Hammad also held the role of Chief Commercial Officer for easyJet from 2005 to 2009. Here he led a full commercial turnaround, covering network development, scheduling, sales & distribution, revenue management, ancillary products & services, marketing and customer service, resulting in a doubling of revenue from