Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) has filled the newly created position of Head of Aviation Business Development.
Jim Parashos will commence in the role from 5 March 2017 and will report to Andrew Brodie, General Manager of Airline and Retail Management.
Mr Parashos has previously held the position of the Chief Airport Officer at Darwin and Alice Springs Airports, responsible for the traditional airport business of Operations, Commercial, Aviation Development and Customer Experience.
Mr Parashos’s roles since 2007 include, Director Operations and Customer Experience and Director Commercial and Aviation Development.
Since 2012, Mr Parashos has been instrumental in Darwin International Airport being globally recognised for its air services development strategy and execution of airport marketing initiatives to help grow airline services. He was also awarded the Australian Airports Association (AAA) Airport Executive of the Year award.
General Manager of Airline and Retail Management BAC, Andrew Brodie, said, “The appointment of Jim, along with his extensive experience in the industry, will further strengthen our existing relationships and help to identify and secure future airline capacity and new markets for Brisbane Airport in line with growing demand.
“With our second runway becoming operational in just four short years, we will have the most efficient runway system in Australia and unlimited capacity to grow.
“So between now and then we are intensively focused on increasing international market share and positioning Brisbane as the future number one gateway to Australia.”