2008 News Archive - Flights - Monarch MD scoops prestigious award

25 04 2008

Liz Savage, Managing Director Monarch’s scheduled services, is this week celebrating scooping a prestigious award in the British Travel Industry Hall of Fame after being crowned ‘Young Manager of the Year’ in the 2008 awards ceremony and beating off stiff competition from over 40 candidates from the airline, travel and hospitality sectors.

The award was set up to recognise outstanding achievement by younger business leaders within the travel industry and is awarded annually to someone who has ‘created a major impact on the performance of his or her business, or department within a business, through the application of strong management techniques, business understanding, strategic appreciation and people management skills’.

Commenting on the award, Managing Director of Monarch Airlines, Tim Jeans said, “Winning this award is a huge achievement for both Monarch and for Liz personally, and we are all delighted for her. Since joining Monarch in February 2007, Liz has played a pivotal role in developing the scheduled service division of Monarch, which now accounts for 60% of the total business. She has driven change within the airline, grown passenger numbers by 20% and repositioned Monarch as ‘the low fare airline that cares’ by focusing and developing the airline’s customer care ethic. All of these have confirmed our view and that of the judging panel that Liz is one of the most talented managers in the industry today”.

Liz studied Aeronautical Engineering at Bristol University before completing a Masters in Air Transport at Cranfield University. She joined EasyJet as part of their start up team after a stint in the Operations Team at Manchester Airport, and held a number of senior management roles with the airline before moving to the position of Director of Business Development and joining the EasyJet Board in 2003. She joined Monarch in February 2007 as Managing Director of Scheduled Services.

Monarch operates scheduled flights to Spain, Gibraltar, Portugal and Cyprus from Birmingham, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester airports and was named as Leisure Airline of the Year in recent Travel Industry Awards for the second year in succession.

For information on all Monarch flights or to book, visit www.monarch.co.uk or call 0871 225 3884.

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