Suresh Nair | General Manager – India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh
AirAsia Berhad

Suresh Nair, General Manager – India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh, AirAsia Berhad

Have more than 30 years of hard core airline top management experience in all areas of the Airline business. Presently General Manager-India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh for AirAsia involved in  the International operations of the airline in this region. Has been with AirAsia since 2009 with the start of Indian operations of the airline. Played a key role in starting operations to 9 stations in India for AirAsia. Was previously Vice President Commercial for the boutique airline-Paramount Airways. Starting my airline career with Cathay Pacific as Manager-North India and Nepal moved on to take up the challenging role of General Manager-North India, Nepal and Pakistan for Jet Airways when Jet expanded from 1 online station in North India to 10 stations. Went on to set up the Delta Airways operation to Dubai in 2001.An expert in start-up airlines with a very special interest in Low Cost Airlines. Did my MBA from Cochin University School of Management Studies and then got a Chevening Scholarship to do Advanced Management at Manchester Business School. Married to Sumi Nair and have 2 sons Gautam doing his Doctorate at Yale and Arjun working in Mexico.

Appearances:



Aviation Show MENASA 2017 day 2 @ 11:40

PANEL: Developing LCCs in MENA

  •     Competing with the luxury FSC in MENA 
  •     Driving aviation in the hub of airline connectivity 
  •     Discussing the potential for LCC routes between the ME and Africa 
  •     Identifying airports in Africa to connect with 
  •     ME: Europe’s most eastern hub, Asia’s most western hub
  •     Using the region to develop into growth markets

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