JAKARTA, INDONESIA, June 4 /CNW/ - PT Mandala Airlines today announced
that Warwick Brady has been named the airline's new Managing Director and
Chief Executive Officer. Brady brings to Mandala a wealth of world class
airline experience, including airline management in emerging aviation markets.
Brady will join Mandala on July 1, 2007.
"Warwick's experience in developing a new generation airline in the
competitive Indian and Western European markets, his focus on operations and
safety, and his ability to drive airline strategy make him an ideal choice to
lead Mandala Airlines," said Diono Nurjadin, Mandala's Chairman. "The addition
of Warwick to our team will provide Mandala with an accomplished and
battle-tested leader as we modernize operations and expand our reach in the
Indonesian travel market."
For the past two years Brady, 42, has served as Chief Operating Officer
of Air Deccan, India's second largest airline. Before joining Deccan, Brady
held several senior management positions at Ryanair, Europe's most successful
low fares carrier. Prior to that, he was a commercial jet pilot with Britannia
Airways. Of his new opportunity at Mandala, Brady said, "Indonesia, the third
fastest growing aviation market after India and China, offers tremendous
opportunity for a modern, well managed, new generation, low fares airline. I
look forward to working with the management team to make Mandala Indonesia's
leading airline offering safe and affordable travel for millions of
Brady earned an MBA and a Diploma in Business Management from Henley
Management College. He also holds an Airline Transport Pilots License.
In 2006, Mandala was acquired by Cardig International and Indigo
Partners. The owners have undertaken an aggressive growth plan designed to
modernize the airline's fleet and improve all aspects of operations including
safety compliance, flight operations, and engineering and management systems.
Mandala has committed to a program for replacing the airline's existing fleet
with Airbus A320 family aircraft and recently entered into a long term
maintenance agreement for the Airbus fleet with Singapore Airlines Engineering
Information regarding PT Mandala Airlines
Mandala Airlines was established in 1969 and is one of the pioneers in
Indonesia's commercial aviation business. With a current fleet of nine
aircraft, Mandala Airlines currently serves 18 destinations. Mandala is
committed to providing safe, reliable travel offering low fares and superior
About Cardig International
Cardig International is based in Indonesia and is a business group that
focuses in the commercial aviation industry. Cardig is involved in
aviation-related services, logistics, catering, and food distribution.
Cardig's track record also includes the trust bestowed upon them by UPS for
international courier services, Panasonic for trucking and logistics, SIA
Engineering Company for aircraft maintenance and Singapore Airport Terminal
Services (SATS) for airport services.
About Indigo Partners LLC
Indigo Partners is a private equity firm that specializes in acquisitions
and strategic investment in the aviation and aerospace industries. Indigo has
shareholdings in a number of international airline companies in Europe, Asia
and United States. Indigo is based in Phoenix, Arizona, USA with offices in
Singapore which manage its businesses in the Asia-Pacific region.
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For further information: For Indigo Partners Caroline Luz, 203-656-2829