Air Partner, a Wheels Up Company and the leading global aviation services group providing aircraft charter and aviation safety and security solutions to businesses and private individuals around the world, has announced the appointment of Rommel Dones as Director of Charter Sales – LAX.
Based in Los Angeles, Dones is key to Air Partner’s West Coast expansion, with expertise earned over more than three decades in the international cargo market moving everything from perishable goods and livestock to auto parts and equipment for world-touring rock ‘n’ roll bands. His role with Air Partner includes oversight of sales and contracts for cargo charter services, as well as the brokering of aircraft to ensure that client shipments get where they’re going safely and on schedule.
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Dones joins Air Partner from Navitrans Global Inc., where he spent six years doubling as Director – Charter Division and Regional Sales Manager – West Coast, with oversight of sales and contracts of cargo aircraft for charter from the U.S. to regions all over the world, including China and Asia.
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“We are very proud to welcome Rommel to our Air Partner Cargo team in the Americas. Rommel’s direct industry experience, tangible knowledge of U.S. West Coast & Trans-Pacific cargo trade lanes and focus on customer expectations will allow the Air Partner Cargo team to reach new heights, both here in the Americas and beyond,” Jack Burt, Vice President of Cargo U.S., said.
“I’ve learned the air cargo industry inside and out because I’ve been at it for 18 years,” Dones said, reflecting on his new position. “This is an exciting opportunity for me to build upon Air Partner’s stellar reputation in air cargo business and grow the company’s clientele for shipments to Asia and other regions around the world.”