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Connect Airways announce the appointment of Chris Hope

He'll become Flybe’s Chief Operations Officer

Connect Airways has today announced the appointment of Chris Hope as Flybe’s new Chief Operations Officer with effect from 4th November 2019. Reporting directly to Connect Airways’ CEO Mark Anderson, Chris will take responsibility for Flybe’s ground and air operations and customer service.

With over thirty years of aviation experience, Chris has held a number of senior positions at easyJet including Director of Flight Operations, Head of Operations Strategy and Change, and Head of easyJet’s main base at Gatwick. He is also a qualified Captain, most recently flying the Airbus A320.

Mark Anderson commented: "I am delighted that Chris will be joining our leadership team. His experience is impressive - an inspirational leader who has successfully delivered significant change and improvement throughout his career. His appointment supports our delivery of a safe and secure operation while we continue to enhance the experience we offer our customers”.

Chris Hope added: “Flybe provides a vital service that ensures quick and affordable connectivity across the UK's regions and beyond. I am delighted to join the team as it embarks on this exciting new journey and look forward to playing a key role in ensuring that the airline delivers on its considerable potential. I can’t wait to start!”

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