Taskila appointed president and CEO of Estonian Air

  • 2011-06-01
  • TBT Staff

Taskila comes from a long career in the airline industry. (photo: Estonian Air)

TALLINN -- The Supervisory Council of Estonian Air has named Tero Taskila as the new CEO and President of the company.

Taskila, a 36-years-old Finn, has a long career in the airline industry, most recently coming from a position as chief commercial officer at competitor airBaltic.

“Estonian Air is on the threshold of a new era as the person with so broad international experience will take the position of CEO of Estonian Air. Therefore, I am very excited to introduce Tero Taskila today,“ said Joakim Helenius, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Estonia Air, in a press release.

“Estonian Air came out strong from biggest crisis in history which has impacted aviation and is in a good position to grow its business. We will start developing our network, providing more direct air connections to and from Estonia. To be successful, we have to become better listeners and act with common sense to keep good balance between expectations and real possibilities,” Taskila said.

Former Estonian Air President Andrus Aljas announced his resignation in early May, prompting a widespread search for someone to take his place.

Taskila started his aviation career with Finnair working in the company’s several key divisions such as ground handling, IT, network planning (including the Europe-Asia network strategy designing) and moved on to become the Senior Consultant of Lufthansa Consulting. He has worked on restructuring projects around the world. Before joining Estonian Air, he has spent past five years in leadership positions Middle East and Europe in such airlines asQatar Airways, Gulf Air and airBaltic