BNE welcomes new Head of Aviation Development

Carl Jones_ Brisbane Airport Corporation

Friday 9 August 2018: Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Carl Jones to the position of Head of Aviation Development from mid-September 2019.

Carl is an experienced and driven aviation executive with 13 years’ in Airport Management specialising in air service development, destination marketing, strategy, and stakeholder management.

Hailing from Vancouver Airport (YVR) in Canada where, in his role as Director Air Service Development, Carl drove air service development strategy and delivered record breaking growth over the last 5 years.

During his tenure, YVR grew by eight million additional passengers since 2014-15, 13 new destinations, increased air services on more than 40 routes and welcomed seven mainland Chinese carriers serving YVR, more than any airport in the Americas and Europe region.

Jim Parashos, Executive General Manager Aviation Development and Partnerships BAC, said, “With the opening of Brisbane’s new runway just 12 short months away the addition of Carl to our team could not have come at a better time.

“I have no doubt his extensive global and local experience will be invaluable in helping us boost capacity with our existing airline partners, as well as bringing new destinations to our network.”

Reporting to the Executive General Manager Aviation Development and Partnership, Carl joins Brisbane Airport with a Master of Marketing and having completed Executive Management programs at Melbourne Business School and Rotman School of Management in Toronto.

Carl is no stranger to Australia. Prior to his time in Vancouver, he was Head of Airline Business Development at Melbourne Airport and Tourism Victoria where he also oversaw record breaking passenger growth.