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Red Planet Recruitment
£45,000 - £50,000 per annum, plus comprehensive company benefits
Closing date
10 Mar 2024

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Tour Operator
Full Time
Contract Type
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Job Details

This hugely successful Tour Operator recognises that talented and passionate people are the key driving force behind the success of their business. They are in search of an experienced Aviation Manager / Air Product Manager to join their Product Team. The successful candidate will be an enabler and possess proficient knowledge and expertise of nett airfares & contracts, with the ability to work in both a strategic and 'hands on’ fashion.

Our client’s goal is to invest in top talent, where the Aviation Manager’s contribution and input will add to the company success. The role will focus on providing competitive air content across a large selection of international airlines.


  • Sole responsibility and development of partner airline relationships, negotiating the best commercial agreements, marketing funds and incentives on behalf of the business
  • Obtain fare reductions through negotiation with partner airlines, reducing overall costs for the business across all territories
  • Liaise with all major airlines to resolve contract queries & other airline & fare related issues
  • Regular meetings with airline reps to ensure targets and being achieved and to maintain ongoing and new commercial deals
  • Attend commercial meetings, drive agenda and highlight opportunities, analysing sales stats, conversions and getting valuable feedback from the sales team
  • Prioritize, distribute, and examine the loading of airline net fare contracts by the airline contract administrators
  • Support sales and ticketing teams with and the rest of business with airfares pricing and queries
  • Negotiation of special offers with partner airlines, including business class upgrades
  • Quality check, distribute & manage mark-up margins of Airline Net & Published fares contracts
  • Regular product training to different departments as and when required, also train sales consultants of new flight information and new technology
  • Support Sales & other department teams with airfare & ticketing queries on calculation & recalculation of air fares & taxes, refunds & fare rule clarification
  • Monitor the travel market, identify competitor activity and its potential impact on departmental strategy

Now Let’s Talk About You:

  • Successfully negotiated Commercial Agreements covering Nett contracts and Flight Allocations with major international airline carriers on behalf of a UK Tour Operator / OTA
  • Track record of developing lasting relationships with key International airline partners
  • Ability to create, develop and analyse reports to maximise sales
  • Analytical and proficient in the use of a GDS, Microsoft Office with strong Excel skills
  • Must have strong attention to detail, with a logical approach to problem solving
  • Strong reporting skills and the ability to build relationships at all levels

What You'll Get in Return:
Fantastic opportunity to join a unique, progressive, well established business, with the opportunity to have direct impact on the direction of the company

  • This role offers a competitive base salary of £45,000 - £50,000 per annum, and comprehensive company benefits, along with excellent long-term career progression.
  • Hybrid role
  • 9am-6pm, Monday to Friday

Sounds Like you?
If so, we’d love to hear from you!

Important, Please Note: It is unlawful to employ a person in a UK-based role who does not have permission to live and work in the UK. You should make yourself aware of how immigration laws apply to your situation prior to applying. 





We are travel experts

No matter what your career goals, Red Planet has the expertise and the travel industry connections to help you maximise your potential in today's job market. 

We believe a job is more than just a means to pay the bills - it is a creative outlet for people to apply their skills and talents to something that’s bigger; something that is both challenging and rewarding. The right job will not leave you dreading Monday morning, but positively anticipating what new things the week will hold. If that is something you have yet to discover, then it’s time to call Red Planet! 

As specialists in travel recruitment, Red Planet offers candidates a service that is second to none. The services we provide to our candidates show that we are not just recruiters; we are career advisors and experts in the travel industry.

Red Planet prides itself on the fact that the recruitment team is managed by people who know the travel industry exceptionally well because they have also worked in this exciting and vibrant sector. This makes a big difference as they know what they are talking about.

We have merged the best services that a recruitment agency can offer in order to create an exclusive travel industry personnel and recruitment service, benefiting both our candidates and clients.

Consider us your travel industry connection

Contact us

Red Planet Travel Professionals
86-90 Paul Street
London, EC2A 4NE

Telephone: 020 3540 8981
Skype: redplanetrecruitment


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