GoAir appoints Jyri Strandman as Chief Operating Officer
Chennai, February 09, 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.