Chennai, February , 2018: GoAir, one of India’s fastest growing airlines, announced the appointment of Jyri Strandman as Chief Operating Officer. He will report to Managing Director, Jeh Wadia and be a part of the airline’s core management team. Jyri will be responsible for strengthening GoAir’s operational functions of Flight Operations; Engineering; Airport, Security and Airside Operations (ASA); Flight Safety; Inflight Services (IFS) and Integrated Operations Control Center (IOCC).
Jyri has over 30 years of experience in the aviation industry. Prior to GoAir, Jyri was associated with US based Spirit Airlines as Director, Operations and VP, Flight Operations. At Spirit, he was instrumental in introducing over 70 Airbus A320 family aircraft including the NEOs into the airline fleet. Prior to Spirit, Jyri had worked with various airlines in management and training capacities including Virgin America and American Eagle Airlines.
Welcoming Jyri Strandman’s appointment, Jeh Wadia, Managing Director, GoAir said, “I am extremely delighted to have Jyri on board. His three decades of aviation experience will play a vital role in further enhancing our growth and enhance GoAir’s operating efficiencies and profitability.”
Commenting on his appointment Jyri Strandman said, “India is one of the fastest growing aviation markets in the world and it is indeed a great feeling to be part of the GoAir team. I look forward to the many challenges that come with this ever burgeoning market and expanding operations of the airline. I am excited at the prospect of making GoAir the preferred choice of airline for customers.
Launched in November 2005, GoAir is the aviation foray of the Wadia Group and currently operates across 23 destinations with over 1544 weekly flights and approximately 2,000 plus connections weekly. The airline uses state-of-the-art Airbus A320 and A320neo aircraft fleet to maintain the highest standards of safety for its passengers.
GoAir is committed to providing travellers a value for money proposition through highest standards of customer service delivery and affordable air fares. The airline is committed to provide secure and efficient transportation at all times with attention to essential details whilst strengthening its position of ‘The Smart People’s Airline’. With a wide array of services being made available to enhance the travel experience for economy and business travelers alike, GoAir ensures it lives up to its theme of ‘Fly Smart’. The airline flies to Ahmedabad, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Jaipur, Jammu, Kochi, Kolkata, Leh, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Port Blair, Pune, Ranchi, Srinagar and Hyderabad.