Air New Zealand has announced that Sarah Crosby and Jonathan Cowley have joined the California based Sales and Market Development team to lead their Leisure and Corporate channels, respectively. Ms. Crosby’s return to Air New Zealand is a major coup for the airline after leading the Leisure Sales efforts at Qantas Airways for the past 14 years. “Sarah brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in the South Pacific along with very deep relationships with our current and prospective trade partners,” says Antony Price, Sales and Market Development Director for Air New Zealand, North America. With Qantas exiting the LAX – AKL route and Air New Zealand increasing capacity ex Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vancouver from June, 2012, Ms. Crosby is well positioned to help the airline grow its South Pacific revenue.
Mr. Cowley previously managed the corporate, entertainment and agency relationships for British Airways in Southern California and will be focused on delivering premium market share for Air New Zealand’s daily service between LAX and London , Heathrow. Mr Cowley has more than 22 years experience in the airline industry working in a number of key sales and operational roles around the world including stints as General Manager at Caribbean Airlines, Canada and Director of Airline Relations for Worldview Travel and Airport Manager for British Airways at Los Angeles International Airport.
Air New Zealand, www.airnewzealand.com