Industry stalwart to lead Oasis Hong Kong in Canada

By: Tony C.F. Cheung

Oasis Hong Kong Airlines (Oasis) today further boosted the strength of its management team, with the appointment of seasoned aviation management professional, Mr David Solloway.

Mr Solloway takes up the position of General Manager - North America, reporting to Fritz Blayney, Senior Vice President - North America. Solloway is primarily responsible for providing strategic leadership to regional staff to achieve established revenue targets, passenger goals, and service standards.

Based in Vancouver Mr. Solloway will also ensure Oasis' high benchmarks of safety and efficiency continue to be met in the Canadian port.

From there he will also serve as company representative to civic and community organizations, as well as involvement with government affairs relating to the airline.

Mr Solloway has a plethora of international aviation management experience, most recently serving as the director of marketing for Sangster International Airport, at Montego Bay in Jamaica.

Prior to that he worked in a variety of positions at United Airlines over eight years - traveling the globe as the airline's general manager in New Delhi, India; the divisional manager of marketing and sales in Hong Kong, as well as general manager in Hong Kong; and as general manager, Thailand/Indochina in Bangkok, Thailand.

For nine years preceding that, Mr Solloway worked for Canadian Airlines International, in similar senior management roles based in Hong Kong, Bangkok and Singapore.

Mr Solloway has affiliation with many professional organizations, including the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association in Jamaica; Rotary, and the Canadian Institute of Mortgage Brokers and Lenders in Vancouver; he was chairman of the Travel Industry Association of America in India; chairman of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce; and vice-chairman of the Board of Airlines Representatives - both in Hong Kong.

He also sat on the board of directors for the Hong Kong Government Aviation Security Council.

Mr Solloway is a Canadian citizen with an Associate of Arts - Commerce, Marketing, Retail Merchandising from Douglas College, Richmond, BC.

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