Birmingham Airport appoints new CEO

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Birmingham Airport has announced the appointment of Nick Barton (pictured below) as chief executive. He will commence his new post on January 7, 2019. Nick was previously chief executive of London Luton Airport.

Barton is joining Birmingham Airport following the recent announcement of its draft master plan covering the next 15 years. He will be implementing, with the team, a £500m (US$631M) program to upgrade and expand the capacity of its terminal operations, aircraft stands and support facilities, substantially enhancing the customer experience. This will support further sustainable growth from its current 13 million passengers a year to an expected 18 million passengers over the life of the plan.

Barton commented, “I am thrilled to be joining Birmingham Airport to deliver the board’s vision and strategy for this critical piece of national and regionally significant transport infrastructure. Birmingham Airport is on the threshold of a very exciting chapter in its development and I am delighted to have been given the responsibility to lead and shape the future of the airport.”

At London Luton, Alberto Martin, the airport’s current planning and investment director has been appointed CEO with immediate effect.

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