January 27 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has appointed Axel Kaldschmidt as global director, aerospace industry; Fayçal Boumerkhoufa as global director, oil and gas industry; and Colon Miller as global director, humanitarian, government and defence programmes.

The new global directors have been added in order to spearhead the continued growth of the airline's transport and logistics solutions in the aerospace, oil and gas, and humanitarian sectors, said Volga-Dnepr.

All three global directors are based at Volga-Dnepr's US office in Houston, and will be responsible for the introduction of the charter sales and marketing corporate business model and management structure for their respective market segments. This will include building industry-based teams in Volga-Dnepr's regional offices.

"We have seen sustained growth in these three sectors over many years and have developed strong working partnerships with leading companies and organisations, that value our transport and logistics expertise," said Dennis Gliznoutsa, vice president, sales at Volga-Dnepr Airlines.

"Axel, Fayçal and Colon are already well-known and highly respected in their respective sectors. These appointments will enable them to focus their energies and share their knowledge and expertise in a way that continues to add the greatest value for our customers."