Air New Zealand has announced three new appointments including Jorge Flores-Garcia as the sales manager UK and Europe.

Sandra Rogat also joins as the manager of market development and Bethany Bond as the manager of performance and alliance.

Flores-Garcia has more than 15 years of travel experience including spells at Scandinavian Airlines Systems and Royal Jordanian Airlines. He joined Air New Zealand as corporate account manager in 2015 then moved onto leisure channel manager.

“I am truly looking forward to leading the Air New Zealand sales team in the UK and Europe,” said Flores-Garcia. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to be able to work alongside such a talented team and together we have big ambitions for these key markets.”

Sandra Rogat has been at the company since March 2016 in the role of European marketing manager. She has previously worked at Visit London and managed joint venture campaigns with tourist boards, airlines and trade partners.

Bethany Bond joined Air New Zealand in 2015 as leisure channel manager and prior to that worked at Visit California as travel trade director (Black Diamond).

Air New Zealand General Manager UK and Europe Jo Copestake said: “I’m incredibly pleased about all three appointments and confident each will bring their strategic, commercial and management strengths to the forefront, driving further growth and development of Air New Zealand”.