Two new UK sales managers for bmi regional

tbmi regional is pursuing its growth strategy in the UK with the appointment of two new sales managers. ttHailing from Aberdeen, Melanie Thomson (pictured right) will take on responsibility for the growth and sustainability of the airline’s northern routes. bmi regional currently operates flights from Aberdeen and Newcastle in the north to destinations within the UK and Europe. ttHaving graduated from Aberdeen College with an HND in Travel and Tourism, Thomson has spent much of her career at ATPI, one of the world’s leading travel management businesses. ttElaine Gibbins (pictured left) will be responsible for the southern part of the UK focusing on developing contacts prominent to the routes from Bristol and Southampton.ttGibbins joins bmi regional from Hilton Worldwide where she worked as an area sales manager in the South West. Prior to that, Elaine was director of sales at DoubleTree by Hilton. ttBoth will report to Alwin Hollander, bmi regional’s director of sales. Hollander stated, “Melanie and Elaine’s appointments will strengthen bmi regional’s position as a leading airline for the regions. With their extensive industry knowledge and contacts the pair will be able to dive straight into developing relationships on all of our existing networks out of the UK and looking towards future expansion.”

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