Global Airlines, the newest player in the long-haul airline market, has announced two significant additions to its Advisory Board: Jacqueline Sutton MBE, former chief customer officer at Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace, and Emma Henderson MBE, former easyJet captain and founder of the charity ‘Project Wingman’.
Sutton brings a wealth of experience from her role at Rolls-Royce, where she oversaw a diverse global customer base, including airline operators, leasing companies, and aircraft manufacturers. Her expertise will prove invaluable in shaping Global Airlines’ customer experience strategy.
Henderson, known for her ambassadorial role at easyJet and her charity work with ‘Project Wingman’, joins Global Airlines with a strong background in aviation and a passion for delivering exceptional experiences.
Her mission to connect the world aligns perfectly with Global Airlines’ vision, particularly with their plans to utilise the spaciousness of the A380 aircraft for a revamped flying experience.
Global Airlines is a British start-up airline that aims to start operations from London to New York City and Los Angeles in spring 2024, using a fleet of four Airbus A380s.
In their new roles, both Sutton and Henderson will work closely with Global Airlines’ founder and chief executive officer, James Asquith, as well as the recently appointed chairman, Kevin Billings.
They will offer strategic guidance and contribute to various operational matters to ensure a successful launch and future growth.
Sutton said: “I am looking forward to collaborating with colleagues and playing a part in not only shaping a customer experience that passengers will love, but building a team that is representative of the rich aviation talent base.”
Henderson said: “Having a passion to connect the world and deliver amazing experiences has always been my mission and I can’t wait work with Global Airlines to do just that with the A380.”
Commenting on the new appointments, Asquith said: “Their extensive expertise in various aspects of the aviation industry will be invaluable to us as we prepare for operations, and I am looking forward to announcing further appointments to the Advisory Board in the weeks ahead.”
Looking ahead, Global Airlines is in advanced discussions to acquire three additional A380 aircraft, further bolstering their fleet. The airline plans to leverage the unrivalled spaciousness of the A380 to reinvent the flying experience.
With more announcements regarding appointments and crew recruitment expected in the coming weeks, Global Airlines says it is diligently working with authorities and partners to ensure a successful inaugural flight in the spring of 2024.