Canadian leisure carrier Air Transat has expended its UK sales force by introducing a team member dedicated to travel trade sales support.

Tony McSorley joins as travel trade sales support for UK and Ireland following 28 years with Airsavers, Travelport and Corporate Travel Management.

He will provide dedicated day-to-day support to the travel trade, while also managing a new groups sales department.

Malcolm Aldcroft joins Air Transat as sales manager for southern England with a key focus on London following 27 years in the airline industry, including more than 20 years at British Airways.

Gail Kerr becomes sales manager for northern England, Scotland and Ireland, bringing more than 28 years of experience including time at Air France KLM and Turkish Airlines.

UK and Ireland sales director, Lesley Kane, said: “The appointment of these three talented individuals, and the specialist expertise they each bring to their new roles, will bolster our travel trade team and ensure Air Transat has the best support in place for all our existing and prospective trade partners.

“Our relationships with the travel trade sector are incredibly important, and we understand the integral role their support plays in driving Air Transat’s long term growth plans.”