New business development manager for Thomas Cook Airlines

Thomas Cook Airlines has appointed Matthew Dakin as business development manager for Thomas Cook Airlines UK and Condor in its trade sales team.

Dakin started his career with Thomas Cook as a trade relations executive and has since spent 14 years in travel with roles at Jet2.com, lastminute.com and First Choice.

Dakin will be field-based with a national remit, reporting to Sharon Confue, head of sales UK, Thomas Cook Airlines and Condor.

Confue said “We are committed to our trade partners and Matthew will be working with both new and established partners.

“It is great to welcome Matthew to our expanding team,  he has lots of industry experience and knowledge of the aviation sector to bring to the role.”

Dakin moves to Thomas Cook Airlines from Hoppago where he was account manager.

Dakin added: “I am tremendously excited by this role, not only because of the huge opportunity to deliver growth for an award-winning airline, but to work within a team that really supports our valued trade partners.

“We have lots of exciting plans for 2019 and beyond and I am delighted to be part of them.”