Air Partner appoints Kevin Macnaughton as managing director, charter

Kevin Macnaughton

Global aviation services group Air Partner has appointed Kevin Macnaughton as managing director, charter.

Macnaughton is responsible for the development of the charter division’s business strategy, and reports directly to Air Partner chief executive Mark Briffa.

Macnaughton  has extensive experience of the aviation charter industry, both in the UK and overseas. He has held a number of senior roles at NetJets, the private passenger jet operator, over 13 years.

Most recently, he was company director, head of European sales, leading the planning and execution of the sales strategy. During his tenure, the company significantly increased its sales and client retention across Europe.

Macnaughton’s appointment follows a number of other senior hires at Air Partner.

Briffa said: “I am very pleased to welcome Kevin to Air Partner, he is a talented individual, with admirable qualities that will add significant value to our senior team.

“His proven track record of driving growth in customer-focused businesses and delivering outstanding customer experiences is well suited to Air Partner as we continue to invest in our Charter division.

“I’m confident that Kevin’s strong industry expertise, commercial background and international network of contacts will be a real asset to the Group as we continue to grow.”

Commenting on his appointment, Macnaughton said: “I’m excited to be joining Air Partner as it continues to expand its global reach, as evidenced by the recent office openings in the US and Singapore.

“I look forward to capitalising on Air Partner’s reputation for excellence and deepening relationships with new and existing customers.”

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