Air Malta Chief Com­mer­cial Of­fi­cer to leave af­ter 18 months

Woman walk­ing with friend at Ġne­jna in­jured in fall

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

Air Malta is seek­ing to ap­point a new Chief Com­mer­cial Of­fi­cer to con­tinue on the path of in­no­va­tive com­mer­cial de­vel­op­ments launched by Ur­sula Silling, Air Malta’s Chief Com­mer­cial Of­fi­cer, the air­line said in a state­ment.

She was en­gaged by the air­line specif­i­cally to lead this trans­for­ma­tion and through her di­rec­tion, in the last 18 months, Air Malta said it has be­come a more dy­namic, com­mer­cially driven and cus­tomer-fo­cused air­line. Ms Silling will be leav­ing her post at the end of the month but will how­ever con­tinue sup­port­ing the air­line in the in­terim pe­riod and with future projects.

She joined Air Malta in Fe­bru­ary 2015 for a def­i­nite pe­riod un­til March 2016 but her con­tract was ex­tended to en­sure the re­al­i­sa­tion of a num­ber of key projects. “Ur­sula has brought rad­i­cal change in the think­ing and the run­ning of the Com­mer­cial Di­vi­sion. Through her re­source­ful­ness she has spear­headed the dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion of the air­line with projects like the re-de­sign of the web­site with its mo­bile friendly features, fronted the air­line’s dig­i­tal com­mu­ni­ca­tion and pro­mo­tional ini­tia­tives, and di­rected cus­tomer-fo­cused in­vest­ments in new tech­nol­ogy within com­mer­cial.

A woman was in­jured af­ter she fell a height while walk­ing with a friend at Ġne­jna yes­ter­day af­ter­noon, the Civil Pro­tec­tion De­part­ment said. She has also been in­stru­men­tal in re­duc­ing costs by fine-tun­ing Air Malta’s route net­work in con­junc­tion with the air­line’s fleet plan ini­tia­tive,” said Joseph Galea, Air Malta’s Act­ing CEO.

“Last year she has also driven a rad­i­cal trans­for­ma­tion of Air Malta’s prod­uct of­fer­ing with the launch of the new prod­uct range that gives cus­tomers a choice of three tiers in Econ­omy and three tiers in Busi­ness class. This was a very im­por­tant de­vel­op­ment and a sig­nif­i­cant mile­stone for Air Malta,” added Mr Galea.

Be­fore join­ing Air Malta, Ms Silling has worked with both low cost and net­work air­lines, IT sys­tems providers and tour op­er­a­tors in dif­fer­ent coun­tries and held se­nior ex­ec­u­tive man­age­ment po­si­tions with Lufthansa, Bri­tish Air­ways, Vir­gin Ex­press, Brus­sels Air­lines, the TUI group and Aerosvit Ukrainian Air­lines.

The de­part­ment went on site to as­sist the woman in an area that can­not be reached by am­bu­lances.

She was later taken to hos­pi­tal for treat­ment.

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