Travelport has appointed John Elieson as its new chief operating officer.

Elieson joins from Radixx International, which provides passenger services system technology to the airline industry and was recently acquired by Sabre.

He previously worked for Sabre and its former parent company American Airlines for 30 years, including roles as leader of global sales for Sabre Airline Solutions and Sabre Travel Network’s leader of global accounts and traveler experience.

Elieson will be based in Travelport’s headquarters in Langley, Berkshire and will have strategic oversight of Travelport’s growth strategy, sales organization and M&A agenda.

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Chief executive of Travelport Greg Webb, said: “John has a consistent history of driving growth and building highly effective teams.

“He delivered transformational expansion of the Radixx business and I expect to see a similar impact at Travelport. He brings a wealth of industry and transactional experience to my leadership team and we look forward to welcoming him to Travelport.”

Elieson said: “Travelport has ambitious plans for its future, so it’s an exciting time to be joining the company. I look forward to working with Greg, the executive management team and my new colleagues as we work to make Travelport the technology partner of choice for the global travel industry.”

Travelport was sold to Siris Capital Group and Evergreen Capital in May last year for $4.4 billion.