I look after a portfolio of Longhaul routes in the Asia Pacific and Africa regions – I contribute to the decisions on where we fly, what type of aircraft we use, the time of day and route’s frequency.
Flying into the future
I’ve recently been looking at the future season’s schedule, matching aircraft to specific routes based on whether we want to increase or decrease capacity. And over recent months I’ve been working on our new route to Chengdu in China. We’re currently the only UK carrier to offer a direct service between Chengdu and London Heathrow.
Fancy fleet work
Another big part of my job involves looking closely at where we send new aircraft. In the coming months we have new aircraft joining the fleet and my team has been looking at which routes they will be flying. We’ve been looking at the routes that will benefit from them the most, studying commercial feedback such as historical sales figures.
Sky high impact
In the two years since I’ve been working in the role I’ve seen so much change – some routes have become much more popular and we’ve adapted the schedules in terms of frequency and aircraft used. It keeps things interesting!
I love having a say in the future of the network, and the work I do directly impacts where BA flies to – you can’t get much more rewarding than that.