Oman Air has appointed Don Hunter as Chief Officer, Airport Operations. He will be responsible for running the ground handling elements of Oman's airports, including check-in, passenger, baggage handling and Airport Services - Cargo for Oman Air and the 26 other airlines that operate scheduled services in Oman. He will also be responsible for planning and developing those elements into the new airports and facilities currently under construction in Oman.
Don has spent the last 41 years in aviation, of which 19 years were with Cathay Pacific, where his responsibilities included running both airport and ground handling subsidiaries in Hong Kong and Cathay's commercial operation in South Africa. Don also spent four years with Virgin Atlantic, heading their Airport Services department, responsible for Virgin's 31 airports worldwide. Most recently, he held the position of Vice President with Dnata, both in Dubai and the Philippines.
Don's entry into aviation was through the Royal Air Force, and his first visit to Oman was in 1970 whilst serving in the RAF.