The Chairman of George Best Belfast City Airport, Declan Collier, has welcomed a new CEO.
Matthew Hall takes over from longstanding Brian Ambrose, who announced in February that he will be retiring this summer.
Hall worked under Collier during his years as Managing Director of London City Airport.
“We are delighted that Matthew will come to Belfast City Airport to lead the post Covid-19 restart and recovery and to enhance the airport’s position within the UK market. Matthew’s extensive experience within the aviation sector and, in particular, his knowledge of developing and commercializing a similar city centre airport, will be hugely valuable to Belfast City Airport.
“I would also like to thank Brian for his leadership and achievements over the past 16 years during which time he developed Belfast City Airport into Northern Ireland’s airport of choice.
“His strategic guidance has been exceptional, and he will leave having ensured the airport is well-placed to support economic recovery in Northern Ireland and ready to meet an increasing demand for travel later this year and into the future.”
In recent months the airport has attracted new airlines and routes, and will fly to 26 destinations across the UK and Europe this summer with airline partners Aer Lingus, British Airways, Eastern Airways, KLM, Loganair, Ryanair and Vueling.