Aviation Executive

Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England
travel industry perks and company benefits
09 Aug 2018
06 Sep 2018
Katy Gaskell
Job function
Fares & Ticketing
Full Time
Contract Type
Are you an experienced Aviation Executive looking for a new opportunity within the travel industry? Do you have experience using GDS? Are you an experienced Business Travel Consultant? Would you like to be part of the team in a reputable well known tour operator? If yes this is definitely the role for you!! A leading, worldwide tour operator is looking to recruit an experienced Aviation Executive to work within a dedicated team to control and manage the airline inventory within a dedicated portfolio of tours in their Leicestershire offices. This is a fantastic opportunity not to be missed!

* Build & maintain good working relationship with airlines and external suppliers.
* Issue flight tickets accurately and in line with the airline agreement.
* Cost control of the aviation component on a portfolio of tours.
* Work with airlines; primarily through GDS queue management as well as relevant internal departments to ensure any changes post procurement, such as airfare or schedule changes are flagged & completed via the cost amends process
* Working with agreed financial limits and to tight deadlines to avoid penalties for not releasing unused flight inventory back to airlines.
* Queue management including changes, inventory release and ticketing
* Work closely with the Tour Managers department to ensure that a seat is held for a Tour Manager where required, at the most cost effective price.
* Careful planning and adherence to strict deadlines in managing seat inventory across a portfolio of tours
* Management of airline seat lifecycles for a selection of tours.
* Input into future planning in tandem with commercial manager.

The ideal candidate will have excellent knowledge of yield and airlines with a great understanding of GDS within the travel industry.
1-2 years GDS experience ( preferably Amadeus)
Minimum of 2 years' experience in understanding aviation processes
Knowledge of airline routes, operating guidelines and airline specific contract interpretation

The successful candidate with receive a fantastic salary depending on experience. Alongside this you will receive 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and other fantastic travel industry benefits!!
This is a full time permanent role working 37.5 hours per week during the core hours of the business from 9am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday.

If you are interested in this fantastic Aviation Executive role in Leicestershire please follow the link to apply. For more information please call Katy at Travel Trade Recruitment on 0121 450 9776 or email katy@traveltraderecruitment.co.uk

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