Published on May 31st, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer


New CEO at Belfast City Airport

Belfast City Airport is to receive a new CEO from 1st August. Matthew Hall will take over from Brian Ambrose who announced last February that he would be retiring from the role during this summer. Matthew Hall has previously worked as Commercial Director at David Lloyd and Chief Commercial Officer at London City Airport and he has also held executive roles in the past at American Airlines.

Commenting on the appointment, Chairman of Belfast City Airport Declan Collier said, “We are delighted that Matthew will come to Belfast City Airport to lead the post Covid-19 restart and recovery and to enhance the airport’s position within the UK market. Matthew’s extensive experience within the aviation sector and, in particular, his knowledge of developing and commercialising a similar city centre airport, will be hugely valuable to Belfast City Airport. I would also like to thank Brian for his leadership and achievements over the past 16 years during which time he developed Belfast City Airport into Northern Ireland’s airport of choice. His strategic guidance has been exceptional, and he will leave having ensured the airport is well-placed to support economic recovery in Northern Ireland and ready to meet the increasing demand for travel later this year and into the future.”

New CEO at Belfast City Airport, Matthew Hall

Also commenting ahead of taking up his new job, Matthew Hall said, “I very much look forward to joining the highly experienced management team at Belfast City Airport. It is a crucial time in the aviation industry as travel resumes post-pandemic, and the airport has a pivotal role to play in supporting the Northern Ireland economy at this time.”

Prior to his departure from the role, Brian Ambrose said, “It has been a privilege to serve Belfast City Airport as Chief Executive, and I’d like to thank our committed and talented team who have built a best-in-class product and service. I wish Matthew all the best in his new role as he navigates the post-pandemic recovery and the exciting opportunities that it brings.”

Following the worst of the pandemic as travel begins to return, Belfast City Airport will operate routes to 26 destinations across the UK and Europe this summer. Airlines serving the airport include Aer Lingus, British Airways, Eastern Airways, Loganair, KLM, Ryanair and Vueling.

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