Manchester Airport has appointed a new travel trade marketing manager, as the gateway gears up for its busiest ever summer.
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Olivia Bussey has joined the UK’s third busiest airport after previously working as a travel consultant for TUI.
She graduated with first-class honours in business and marketing from the University of Sunderland.
Working as part of the airport’s Marketing team, Bussey will be responsible for promoting the airport’s 220 plus destinations and 70 airlines to the travel trade industry.
Her role will see her look to strengthen ties with the trade, as well as organising and delivering events throughout Manchester Airport’s extensive catchment area.
Patrick Alexander, head of marketing at Manchester Airport, said: “We’re delighted that Olivia has joined the team.
“She brings with her an extensive knowledge of how the travel industry works.
“As the airport continues to grow with a £1 billion transformation programme and more new routes coming onboard, it’s hugely important that travel agents come on the journey with us.”
She joins the airport at a busy time with celebrations about to start for its 80th birthday, and two long-haul route announcements after Jet Airways announced flights to Mumbai and Ethiopian Airlines to Addis Ababa.
Bussey added: “With so much going on at the airport, it’s a really exciting time to join the team.
“I can’t wait to get out on the road and spread the Fly Manchester message to travel agents across our catchment area.”