AIR TAHITI NUI NAMES JEANNIE KUTZ REGIONAL SALES MANAGER
NEW YORK, NY, October 19, 2006 – Air Tahiti Nui today announced the recent appointment of Jeannie Kutz as regional sales manager for New York, Connecticut, the Mid-Atlantic states, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina, primarily focusing her efforts on New York City and Long Island, Connecticut, Virginia and Washington DC. Based at Air Tahiti Nui’s New York sales office, she will report to Nancy O'Connell, director of sales - Eastern USA.
Bringing 15 years of experience to the position, Ms. Kutz is responsible for calling on accounts, conducting presentations for tour operators, travel agencies, consolidators and consumers, soliciting group and individual business, and managing contracts. She will also represent Air Tahiti Nui at seminars and trade shows, and participate in familiarizations with industry partners.
Prior to joining Air Tahiti Nui, Ms. Kutz spent nine years at US Airways, most recently serving as sales manager – Northeast where she focused on revenue/share improvement, primarily selling to top Tri-State area corporations and travel agencies directly impacting US Airways’ bottom line. Previously with the company she held the positions of sales events and promotions manager – Northeast, creating and implementing high-level promotional events generating $9 billion in revenue, and sales manager – group incentive and meeting travel.
From 1991 to 1996, Ms. Kutz worked for Virgin Atlantic Airways, first as area sales manager and later as sales and product development manager – Virgin Vacations.
She graduated from Wilkes University with a BS in Business Administration.
Air Tahiti Nui, the leading carrier to French Polynesia, has headquarters in Papeete and operates from Faa’a International Airport on the island of Tahiti. The company was founded in 1996 and commenced flight operations in 1998. Air Tahiti Nui won the award for “Best Onboard Service for a Smaller Airline” from the 2006 Skytrax airline survey and Global Traveler’s “Best of 2005” reader poll ranked Air Tahiti Nui the number two “Best Airline in the South Pacific, Australia, and New Zealand,” and sixth for “Best Onboard Service” in the worldwide category.
For information on schedules and fares call toll-free 1-877-824-4846, or visit your local travel agent, or Air Tahiti Nui online at www.airtahitinui-usa.com.