Newcastle International Airport seeks marketing director

Newcastle International Airport is seeking a marketing director, with a brief to increase revenue from new sources. The newly created role also carries executive director responsibilities.

The marketing director will report to chief executive John Parkin, and will also oversee the airport’s commercial and customer service delivery strategies.

The marketing responsibilities are currently divided between the marketing manager and business development director. Full-service agency Cravens Advertising handles the airport’s advertising and media account.

Newcastle International Airport is controlled by Danish airport operator Copenhagen Airports, which bought a 49 per cent stake for &£95m in May last year. Seven local councils hold the remaining shares. The airport handles about 3.4 million passengers a year.

This year, the airport has been strengthening its senior management team. In February, it appointed Nick Holder to the newly created post of commercial director and Simon May to the new position of retail manager.

Copenhagen Airports reported a drop in profits of 61 per cent in the year to March 31 to &£2.23m compared with &£5.76m in 2001. It attributed some &£2.96m of this decrease in profits directly to investment in the Newcastle operation.

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