Thomas Cook Group Airlines has appointed Emma Holliday as national account manager as it expands its trade sales team.

Holliday has spent 25 years in travel with roles in account management and travel retail management.

Holliday joins Thomas Cook Airlines from Leeds Bradford Airport where she was aviation sales manager.

Holliday will be field-based and reports to Sharon Confue, head of sales UK, Thomas Cook Airlines and Condor. Confue said: “It’s an exciting time for the airline, we’re growing and have new routes such as Seattle starting this year.

“We are committed to investing more in our trade partners and it’s great to welcome Emma to our expanding team.

“She has a wealth of industry experience and extensive knowledge of the retail network, working overseas and in aviation specifically following her time at Leeds Bradford Airport. She is a huge asset and I am thrilled to have her on board.”

Holliday said: “Travel is my passion and the airline industry continues to excite me. It’s such a fun, lively team at Thomas Cook Airlines and I can’t wait to get going.”