Jasmin Bajić, President & CEO of Croatia Airlines, and Valter Fernandes, Managing Director of TAP express operated by Portugália Airlines, have been appointed to the ERA Board as regular airline board members. Patrick Edmond, Managing Director, International Aviation Services Centre and Strategy Director, Shannon Group has also been elected as an airport representative to the ERA Board.
All three new board members have long and successful careers in European aviation and further strengthen the industry knowledge and expertise of ERA’s board.
Montserrat Barriga, ERA Director General, commented: “The appointment of Jasmin Bajić, Valter Fernandes and Patrick Edmond to the ERA Board further increases the knowledge and experience of an already strong, influential and effective board. The diverse industry knowledge that ERA’s board members bring to the association is invaluable and I am looking forward to working with them all to continue our work on promoting a healthy, safe and growing European airline market.”
Jasmin Bajić, President & CEO of Croatia Airlines, commented: “I strongly believe that my new role on the ERA Board will bring benefits for the whole ERA community, as I will continue to work wholeheartedly for the success of the regional aviation sector.”
Valter Fernandes, Managing Director of TAP express operated by Portugália Airlines, commented: “ERA has a critical role to play within this environment by uniting aviation peers towards common goals. These companies would otherwise just be market competitors. I’m delighted to be able to contribute to this endeavour.”
Patrick Edmond, Managing Director, International Aviation Services Centre and Strategy Director, Shannon Group added: “ERA enables and encourages co-operation between European regional airlines and airports, helping to connect regions and drive regional economic development, and I’m honoured to have been elected to its Board.”