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June 2009 News in Brief « Macau Business
Viva Macau is looking for another chief executive officer after the departure of Con Korfiatis from Macau's low budget airline.
is being substituted temporarily by MKW shareholder and member of board of administrators Reginald Mcdonald.
Before being appointed CEO, Mr Korfiatis was Viva's chief operating officer and chief financial officer.
Before coming to Macau
, Mr Korfiatis
worked for carriers such as Qantas and Singapore Airlines
Asia Aviation News
Jetstar Asia Chief Operating Officer, Con Korfiatis, said: "It's our people that will really make the difference.
Our pilots and crew are enthusiastic and committed to bring together the best of Asia and Australia, creating a truly friendly and enjoyable experience for all our customers.
"This is an exciting time to be in the aviation industry and many people have applied to join Jetstar Asia
The response has been overwhelming."
said that up to 200 jobs would be created when Jetstar Asia
launched by the end of the year.
said forty five experienced pilots had been recruited and over fifty cabin crew were currently in training with more to join the airline over the coming months.
said that Jetstar Asia's
fleet of brand new Airbus A320 aircraft, which seat 180 customers, would arrive in Singapore from next month.
said the Jetstar Asia fleet would comprise four A320s by January 2005 and build to more than 20 aircraft over the next three years.
Chief operating officer Con Korfiatis told The Straits Times that the yet-unnamed airline has not received its Singapore licence from the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). but the newspaper's sources said that the green light will come soon.
Welcome to Viva Macau - Management Team
Con KorfiatisChief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer Con is an airline executive with over 15 years experience.He
was Head of Strategy at Qantas
prior to joining Viva Macau
and was the founding Chief Executive of Jetstar Asia
.He has held a number of senior executive roles in some of the region's well-known airlines, including Marketing and Loyalty Program management at Singapore Airlines; Commercial Director and CFO of Ansett International; and General Manager, Indonesia and Corporate Finance General Manager for Ansett Australia Group.As Commercial Director & CFO of Ansett, Con's team established international operations for the airlines in several Asian countries.Con holds a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University in Melbourne, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Viva Macau Appoints Con ...
Viva Macau Appoints Con Korfiatis as CEO
...Viva Macau Appoints Con Korfiatis as CEO
Following last week's news of Viva Macau s expansion with a number of key new routes, the airline announced the appointment of Con Korfiatis
as its new Chief Executive.Mr Korfiatis, who is currently Viva's Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, has over 17 years of senior management experience in the industry in some of the region's most successful airlines, including Qantas and Singapore Airlines.Mr Korfiatis was also the founding Chief Executive for Jetstar Asia, a Singapore based low cost airline. Mr Korfiatis
replaces Andrew Pyne , who resigned earlier in the month for personal reasons.
said, "I would like to thank the board and shareholders of Viva Macau for their vote of confidence, and thank Andrew for his vision in bringing Viva Macau to its successful launch last December.
I'm also delighted to be handing over to such a capable and experienced airline executive as Con
We are delighted that Con
has agreed to step up to the Chief Executive position as Viva Macau prepares for rapid network expansion to a host of new destinations."
Forget the free drinks, peanuts and ...
Forget the free drinks, peanuts and meal service, Con Korfiatis is in love with budget airlines.
, 42, says both he
new airline are hungry to recruit more staff and buy new aircraft as it tries to wrest market share from long-time monopoly Air Macau.
...Mr Korfiatis started his airline career at Ansett Airlines, Australia's second-largest airline before its collapse in September 2001.He then joined Qantas Airlines and was appointed chief executive officer of the Australian flag carrier's low-cost carrier Jetstar. Mr Korfiatis was born in Sydney to parents who emigrated from Greece.He
is married with one child and is interested in movies, music, cars and golf.