InterVistas Appoints Arik De as VP Airline Strategy

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 2 July 2013

InterVistas has appointed Arik De as Vice President, Airline Strategy.

Mr. De will officially join InterVistas on 19 August 2013 and he will split his time between Vancouver and London in this role.

In Mr. Des 13-year transportation career he has worked in over 75 countries. His most recent position over the past two years was managing the network planning team at WestJet where he evolved the airlines network to add service to nearly 25 cities and over 80 routes.

He also led the development, implementation, and launch of the network for WestJet Encore, WestJets wholly owned subsidiary operation. Additionally, Mr. De was also part of key strategic initiatives including fleet and alliance strategy and expansion of WestJet at business destinations.

His diversified transportation experience includes positions in airport finance and airline development at the International Monetary Fund/World Bank, air access and economic impact strategy for The State of New York, and as a manager at SH&E/ICF Aviation.

Among other projects at SH&E, Mr. De was responsible for restructuring the route network of a major Gulf airline, designing the long term strategy for an Indian LCC, and integrating a second fleet type for a large Asian airline.

Mr. De has a Bachelors degree in Economics and a Masters Degree in Public Policy and Finance from The University of Chicago. An avid world traveller and polyglot, Mr. De has been to over 160 countries and looks forward to completing 200 by 40.

InterVistas is a management consulting company with extensive expertise in aviation, transportation and tourism.

InterVistas, VP, Vice President, Vancouver, London

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