A2Btransfers/Hoppago account manager Matthew Dakin is returning to Thomas Cook.

Dakin, who started his career with the company as a trade relations executive, has been named as business development manager in the trade sales team for Thomas Cook Airlines UK and Condor.

His career has involved roles at Jet2, lastminute.com and First Choice over 14 years.

Dakin will be field-based with a national remit, reporting to the in-house airlines’ UK head of sales Sharon Confue.

The appointment comes despite the group looking to sell its airlines.

Confue said: “We are committed to our trade partners and Matthew will be working with both new and established partners.

“It’s great to welcome Matthew to our expanding team, he has lots of industry experience and knowledge of the aviation sector to bring to the role.”

Dakin added: “I am tremendously excited by this role, not only because of the huge opportunity to deliver growth for an award winning airline, but to work within a team that really supports our valued trade partners.

“We have lots of exciting plans for 2019 and beyond and I am delighted to be part of them.”

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