Leeds Bradford Airport appoints new Aviation Director

posted on 24th September 2021 by Eddie Saunders
Leeds Bradford Airport appoints new Aviation Director

By Stephen Farrell | insidermedia.com

Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) has appointed a new aviation director as part of a wider reorganisation of its senior commercial team.

Nicola McMullen has more than 18 years’ experience in the aviation industry. She has spent the last nine years working for Manchester Airport Group, holding roles in strategy, aviation development and as commercial director.

Nicola McMullen said: “I am pleased to play a part in the growth of LBA as a crucial hub for connecting the world to the North of England and the economic benefit that brings across Yorkshire.

“This is an exciting opportunity and I’m looking forward to moving ahead with developing sustainable growth and an exciting future travel proposition for passengers, following what was a difficult period for the whole aviation industry.”

As part of the reorganisation of LBA’s commercial team, former commercial director John Cunliffe will now hold the role of commercial and strategy director.

Cunliffe will lead the overall commercial and customer offering for the airport, which includes the food, beverage and retail outlets, car parking and business partner relationships, as well as supporting the broader overarching strategy for the business.

Vincent Hodder, chief executive at Leeds Bradford Airport, added: “LBA has been significantly impacted by the pandemic and as we start to see early shoots of recovery in the travel industry, now is the time to invest in the right team to make LBA a truly outstanding regional airport for the future.

“I’m delighted to welcome Nicola to the organisation and continue to work with John in a new capacity and I’m confident that their blend of skills and experience will enable us to deliver excellent passenger service, choice and new destinations for the future.”

LBA is also recruiting for six new positions across retail, revenue, customer service, ecommerce, and marketing.