Liz Savage has been appointed as Chief
Commercial Officer for Virgin Blue Airlines Group. Ms Savage will
commence duties at Virgin Blue from the end of March, 2010.
With a background in the highly competitive UK
low cost scheduled airline industry, Ms Savage was most recently
the Managing Director for Monarch Flights and Holidays, one of the
largest airlines in the United Kingdom and provider of dynamically
During her time with Monarch Airlines,
Ms Savage was responsible for delivering a renewed positioning and
strategy for the scheduled carrier including rebranding the
business and stream-lining the route networks, as well as
introducing innovative products and services, especially online.
Prior to working at Monarch, Liz worked for easyJet for nearly
ten years. Having joined the business at its beginning, she held a
variety of commercial posts, culminating in a role on the
carrier's Board and was tasked with leading the creation of
business strategy, driving cost efficiencies and smart product
Prior to joining Monarch
Airlines, Ms Savage achieved a Bachelor of Engineering (Hon)
Degree as well as a Master of Science in Air Transport Management.
She has also had an extensive career with EasyJet Plc including
roles as the Business Development Manager, Integration Leader and,
from 2003-06, was the Director of Business Development.
Chief Commercial Officer with Virgin Blue Airlines Group, Ms
Savage will be responsible for revenue management, sales, product
and services, communications, marketing and brand management
across all four airlines including Virgin Blue, V Australia,
Pacific Blue and Polynesian Blue.
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