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ERA Board changes following election results

ERA Board changes following election results
  • ERA (European Regions Airline Association) reveals the results of its recent board elections.
  • The results were announced to members at the ERA Annual General Meeting, held on 10 October during the ERA General Assembly in Juan-les-Pins, France.

Warner Rootliep, Managing Director of KLM Cityhopper, has been elected as the new Vice President of the ERA Board. Rootliep, who was first elected as a board member of the association in 2018, brings with him a breadth of experience in the airline industry and is an active member within the association.


Mark Anderson, CEO of Connect Airways and Pierre-Olivier Bandet, CEO of Air France HOP, have also been newly elected as airline board members, whilst Árni Gunnarsson, Managing Director, Air Iceland Connect and Pedro Agustin del Castillo, President and CEO, Binter, have been re-elected, having held their seats for five and nine years respectively. 

In addition to this, Martyn Holmes, Embraer, was elected; at the same time Robert Küller, Rockton and Tony Whitty, Air Partner were re-elected and will stand for another three-year term.


ERA Director General Montserrat Barriga says: “I am delighted to welcome several new representatives to the ERA Board and pleased that Warner Rootliep will be taking on the role of ERA Vice President. These changes will continue to increase the range and expertise of an already strong, influential and effective board. The re-election of several existing members also shows the commitment our members have to guiding and steering the work of ERA.”

14 October 2019

ERA (European Regions Airline Association) reveals the results of its recent board elections. The results were announced to members at the ERA Annual General Meeting, held on 10 October during the ERA General Assembly in Juan-les-Pins, France.   Warner Rootliep, Managing Director of KLM Cityhopper, has been elected as the new Vice President of the ERA Board. Rootliep, who was first elected as a board member of the association in 2018, brings with him a breadth of experience in the airline industry and is an active member within the association.
Mark Anderson, CEO of Connect Airways and Pierre-Olivier Bandet, CEO of Air France HOP, have also been newly elected as airline board members, whilst Árni Gunnarsson, Managing Director, Air Iceland Connect and Pedro Agustin del Castillo, President and CEO, Binter, have been re-elected, having held their seats for five and nine years respectively. 

In addition to this, Martyn Holmes, Embraer, was elected; at the same time Robert Küller, Rockton and Tony Whitty, Air Partner were re-elected and will stand for another three-year term.
ERA Director General Montserrat Barriga says: “I am delighted to welcome several new representatives to the ERA Board and pleased that Warner Rootliep will be taking on the role of ERA Vice President. These changes will continue to increase the range and expertise of an already strong, influential and effective board. The re-election of several existing members also shows the commitment our members have to guiding and steering the work of ERA.”
For more information, please contact Becky Taylor, Editor Corporate Communications, on +44 (0)1276 485582 or by email at  [email protected].     * Founded in 1980, ERA is a non-profit trade association representing 51 airlines and 156 companies involved in European air transport and is the only association representing the entire spectrum of companies involved in European aviation. The association promotes the interests of European airlines by lobbying the European Commission and other European regulatory bodies on policy matters, promoting the social and economic importance of air transport and its environmental commitments.

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