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Fiji’s international airline Air Pacific Ltd has appointed one of its senior executives to the position of Regional General Manager Asia.

Watson Seeto, currently General Manger Airports and Operational Services for Air Pacific will take up his new role in Hong Kong in March.

Seeto is a 30-year veteran with Air Pacific joined the company in 1978. 

He has held management roles at airports including Manager freight, manager Fiji & Pacific Islands and most recently, as GM Airports and Operational Services.

He has also been responsible for freight, airport activities and the Logistics Department, which co-ordinates daily operations and allocates crew to flights throughout Air Pacific’s network.

Seeto undertook his studies in Fiji and has completed IATA and executive development programs locally and overseas, including the Air Pacific management development program, Australian Institute of Management Business program, Tourism Management program at the Southern Cross University and the Commonwealth fellowship scholarship in Singapore.

Air Pacific Managing Director and CEO John Campbell said: “We are delighted to have a person of Watson’s calibre to set up our operations in Hong Kong.   We plan to start non-stop flights between Hong Kong and Nadi from 18th June this year and in preparation for that, Watson will establish operational contracts in Hong Kong covering cargo, passenger check-in, catering, engineering, security, lounge access, crew accommodation and all aircraft servicing arrangements”. 

In addition, to commence the promotion and sale of Fiji and Air Pacific’s services at the earliest opportunity, Watson is also charged with establishing the Air Pacific office, recruiting staff and initiating the marketing program. 

Jim Samson, currently GM Customer Relations and Services will add the Airports responsibility to his portfolio, Ms Josephine Yee Joy, Executive GM Corporate Support will add Freight to her responsibilities and the Executive GM Operations and Services, Glen Brabant, will add the Logistics Department as a direct report to his portfolio.

25/02/2009

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