CityJet’s Oumières becomes ERA vice president

Christine Ourmières, CEO of CityJet, has been appointed vice-president of the European Regions Airline Association (ERA).

Ourmières joins the association’s two serving vice-presidents Carlos Bertomeu, CEO Air Nostrum, and Martin Isler, executive vice-president, Luxair plus ERA’s president Boet Kreiken, managing director, KLM Cityhopper in the association’s top team.

The addition of a third vice-president to the ERA board is intrinsic to the association’s recent strategic business review and efficiency drive. The association is committed to working even more closely with its members and lobbying harder than ever on their behalf to ensure that their contribution to Europe’s social and economic prosperity is recognised and supported.

A valuable addition to ERA’s board and future strategy, Oumières brings a wealth of management and aviation expertise. The first female CEO of an Irish airline, she has introduced a number of successful changes at CityJet that have turned around the fortunes of the carrier.

Simon McNamara, director general ERA, commented, “Christine has been an active member of the ERA board since 2012. As vice-president, Christine will bring her expertise to a new, strengthened president and vice-president team that will help to drive the association forward.”

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