Air Italy Names COO

Olbia, Sardinia-based Air Italy, which was recently rebranded from its former identity of Meridiana, has appointed former airberlin Chief Planning & Strategy Officer Neil Mills as COO, effective immediately.

Air Italy has not previously had a COO position; Mills will report to Deputy Executive Chairman Marco Rigotti.

Mills has more than 20 years experience and his aviation career started in 1997 with UK-based LCC easyJet, where he eventually became Procurement Director. He was part of the startup management team for LCC flydubai as CFO. He moved to India as CEO of SpiceJet and then to Manila to lead the turnaround team as Chief Executive Advisor of Philippine Airlines Group.