The airline business is like no other business!

Specialized Consulting

There is intense competition but also plenty of opportunities to grow profitably in an exciting and growing industry.

Airliner Guru offers a wide range of consulting services with the necessary tools and expertise to help grow your business. We partner with our clients from start to finish, focusing on their needs while producing new ideas, developing effective strategies and designing high quality and scalable solutions. 

Our solutions cover a wide spectrum such as:

Restructuring, Network, Fleet, Financial solutions

Contact us to learn more.

Services

Restructuring

Get the maximum out of your business.

Manage or restructure your debt.

Get the bottom line better.

-Negotiations with creditors

-Financial restructuring

-Cost cutting

-Operational restructuring

-Staff evaluation

Network and fleet

Route analysis

Market intelligence

Aircraft evaluations

Network and fleet optimization

Plan for expansion

Develop a solid business plan

Marketing

Do you get maximum benefit from your marketing budget?

Off line and on line strategies

Develop your message to the market

Branding & Positioning Analysis

Product definition.

Competitive analysis.

Pricing and Yield Management.

Finance

Funding for growth.

IPOs

Effective financial controls and tools.

How to get the right information on time


Expert Guidance

- Leasing

- Acquisitions

- Financial solutions

- IFRS advise

- Central costing

- MIS

- Financial modeling and forecasting


Grow Your Business

Looking to develop your business but not sure where to turn? Need help planning or executing your next project? Let us guide you. Any organization can move forward with small incremental changes but building for the future in today’s rapidly evolving environment means taking bold chances and making insightful decisions.


Our Expertise:

RESTRUCTURING

Our team has extensive experience in restructuring and debt management.

We know all there is to know about both formal (chapter 11 type) and informal restructuring.

We can evaluate your debt structure, make deals with creditors for better terms and/or debt reduction.

We can also look at your operations, suggest efficiency improvements and help you prepare a business plan that will illustrate such improvements.


STRATEGIC PLANNING.

Our team has worked with both start-up and established airlines. We are fully aware of the pressure points and the minefields in the industry.

We have helped clients develop strong business plans that can attract investors and passengers alike.


BRAND AND POSITIONING.

We are familiar with all the major players in the market. We can have in depth knowledge about airline products and what works in particular markets, so we can help with getting the most out of your airline and maximise the value of your brand.


MARKETING

Not all marketing approached are suitable to all markets. We have the expertise to help you tailor your marketing spent to your market.


FINANCE

This is a key area of our expertise. We can help you raise funding, private or public. Prepare for a listing, we have been involved with IPOs and also with publicity traded airlines.

We have in depth knowledge of financial and MIS systems and we can help get the right information to run your business efficiently and effectively.

We also have the knowledge and the contacts to to assist with fleet financing, both on and off the balance sheet.

The Team

  

Thanassis Kokkotas

Thanassis started at United Airlines (UAL) as an Account Executive where he developed expertise in the airline sector for market strategies, public relations, interfacing with external agencies and developing business plans. He was founding member and CEO of Orion Airways.

As a commercial manager for Superfast Ferries he was instrumental in developing a quality product making the Company a market leader. He was a director of Sky Europe, the first value cost airline for Eastern Europe based in Vienna. 

He has acquired this extensive experience with distribution networks not only of airlines but all competing modes of transport. He is also a certified commercial pilot. Thanassis graduated from SGU, Oxford, UK with a  Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He has more than 20 years’ experience in aviation.


Nick Manoudakis

Nick graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Accounting and Finance followed by post graduate work at Harvard. Nick is a CPA, certified in the state of California, USA. 

He worked as a CPA for a number of years in the US in top and mid-tier firms. He then went on to private industry as a founding member and CFO of easyJet until its flotation and then joined easy Group as CFO/COO where he was involved in extending the easy brand to other industries. 

After easyJet/easyGroup, Nick joined Sky Europe, a publicly listed airline in the CEE as CFO. After Sky Europe, he co-founded DRS SRO, a restructuring firm in Slovakia. He joined Orion Airways as CFO. In total, Nick has almost 25 years of experience in Aviation.


Australia office:

  

Manolis Mavrommatis 

Manoli graduated from Nathaniel Hawthorne College USA, with a degree in Airline management/Commercial pilot , followed by a Masters degree in MBA from AIB Australia.

He worked as travel consultant and sales for GSA representing Spanair, Tap Air Portugal and Transbrasil for a number of years and he started TEAirlines in Greece 22 years ago where he was General manager and accountable for JAR OPS1 operations.

As operations manager with MIDO aviation group he had the opportunity  to develop wet lease experience in the airline sector, he interfaced with external government and private agencies and developed business plans until they became viable entities.

In total Manoli has more than 30 years experience in aviation.



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