Staff expansion at East Midlands Airport

New look Aviation Development Team dressed for success.

As part of its growth ambition and organisational restructuring, MAG-owned East Midlands Airport has appointed Andy Pelham as the new Head of the Aviation Development Team. Pelham will join existing team members Heidi Barlow, Head of Marketing, and Conan Busby who moves into a new expanded role as Aviation Development Manager.

Strengthening the solid foundations of East Midlands Airport’s established Aviation Development Team, Pelham will be bringing a wealth of experience and new perspectives on strategic marketing to airlines and tour operators.

“Andy joins us from Manchester Airport, where he has been a key contributor to the airport’s successful growth in recent years,” explains Howard Ebison, Commercial Director of East Midlands Airport and Bournemouth Airport.

“Having previously worked with many airline partners, we welcome Andy’s new and innovative approach in the development of our airline portfolio and route network,”
added Ebison.

“I am excited to be taking on this role at this important stage in East Midlands Airport’s development,” says Pelham. “East Midlands Airport is well established as being a low-cost airline and leisure airport, but I am looking forward to expanding the type of carrier and range of destinations currently being offered to its catchment.”

Pelham will be in post in early September, ready for the upcoming World Routes event in Spain next month. He brings high calibre leadership to the team, combined with Barlow’s extensive marketing knowledge and Busby’s skill-set within the airline business. Pelham and Busby will also be responsible for cargo development across MAG’s four UK airports ‒ Bournemouth, East Midlands, London Stansted and Manchester.

As a result of this restructuring, the new Aviation Development Team at MAG-owned East Midlands Airport will be ensuring business continuity for existing airline partners, as well as working together to recognise the airport’s significant future growth ambitions.