Tony has 35 years aviation experience in the European airport and airline industry and has developed strong relationships with a wide range of short and long haul carriers. Between 2003 and 2017, Tony was Aviation Development Director at two of the UK’s fastest growing regional airports – Bristol Airport and Leeds Bradford Airport. He secured 50% passenger growth under his tenure delivering over 50 new routes across the full service, low cost and charter sectors. Tony has also held senior aviation management positions within the European Tour Operating industry helping to shape the successful growth of the My Travel, Airtours, Cosmos and Saga. Tony is also passionate about delivering effective PR to support European airlines and regional airports in raising their route and network profile. With his strong sales and marketing background he also enjoys working with major stakeholders and tourism partners to develop new regional services across Europe.