Travel management platform CWT has appointed Inna Kizenkova as vice president of air distribution partnerships to expand its New Distribution Capability - a new system of technology standards to allow the distribution of airfares and ancillaries through third parties which is being developed by airline association IATA with... team.
Kizenkova will work with internal and external stakeholders for airlines, GDSs, online booking tools and other air distribution partners and will report to Erik Magnuson, who was recently named VP of air distribution capabilities.
Prior to her new role, Kizenkova served as CWT’s VP of global supplier management for Europe, Middle East and Africa, where she spent the past three years growing the company’s airline and ground relationships. Before joining CWT, she was VP of supplier commerce for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Sabre, where she led a team managing supplier relationships with more than 200 airline and rail customers.
Commenting on Kizenkova’s appointment, Manuson said: “With Inna’s appointment, CWT continues to accelerate its efforts to modernise the consumption and onward distribution of future airline content. Inna’s solid background working with airlines from a Global Distribution System - a major electronic worldwide reservation system used by travel agents to book flights, hotels, car rental and other travel services. The major players in this area are Sab... and Travel Management Company: An agency which manages business travel for a company. perspective is uniquely suited for this role, which is designed to increase collaboration with our supplier partners to improve product differentiation and to do it at scale and efficiently while ensuring the optimisation of user experience.”