Martin Sedlacky Appointed airBaltic New Chief Operations Officer

airBaltic have approved the appointment of Martin Sedlacky as the new Cheif Operations Officer and Member of the executive board.  Mr Sedlacky has a strong background  in the airline business having been employed  in restructuring airlines systems through central and eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Singapore, Malaysia and America. Working on consultancy projects advising in transportation and other areas for the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) for the last seven years, and during the previous four months Mr Sedlacky in the role as project leader for BCG was able to achieve significant inroads on the airBaltic ReShape program.

airBaltic has reported that during the first four months of 2012 their airline transported 841,146 passengers,  with an overall 3 percent improvement of load factor of 70% compared with the first four months of 2011. Load factor represents the number of passengers as a proportion of the number of seats available. 90.4% of airBaltic flights in April 2012 departed on time or with a delay of not more than fifteen minutes. From the airports base in Riga, Latvia, airBaltic provides direct flights to 60 different destinations and via North Hub Riga connecting flights spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.

Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic, Martin Gaus stated  “airBaltic has an excellent team  in operations, who achieved outstanding efficiency and made airBaltic the most punctual regional airline in continental Europe in 2011. We are delighted to welcome Martin Sedlacky as a new Chief Operations Officer and a Member of the executive Board. I am confident that he will be a tremendous asset to airBaltic’s operations and continue to contribute to business restructuring programme airBaltic ReShape.”

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