13 Nov 2012
Airline Veteran to Oversee Midwest Sales Territory
San Francisco, CA (November 13, 2012) - Cathay Pacific Airways, the home carrier of Hong Kong recognized around the globe for its amenities and service excellence, has appointed Sandra “Sandy” Quirk to sales director, Midwest. Ms. Quirk will be responsible for managing the sales territory in the Midwest region including Chicago, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, N. Dakota, S Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky and will be based in Chicago. This is a promotion for Ms. Quirk, who has been with Cathay Pacific since July 2011 in the role of Midwest Account Manager
Ms.Quirk is a 34-year veteran of the airline industry, where she has held several senior sales and leadership positions. Prior to joining Cathay Pacific, Ms. Quirk spent 33 years with British Airways, PLC in Chicago. She joined British Airways as a Telephone Sales Agent and then moved to Passenger Sales where she held various management positions; most recently as Corporate Account Manager, North America.
“We are delighted to have Sandra now leading our commercial efforts in the Midwest USA region, having been part of the team introducing our nonstop Chicago - Hong Kong service in 2011,” said Tom Owen, senior vice president, Americas for Cathay Pacific. “Sandra has tremendous experience and strong commercial drive. These two qualities are just what we need to grow the business on the flight and to raise awareness of our award-winning services to new customers in the Midwest region.”
Ms. Quirk, originally from Dublin, Ireland, grew up in the Chicago area, where she currently lives with her husband and two daughters.
About Cathay Pacific
Cathay Pacific Airways flies daily to Hong Kong and beyond from Los Angeles, New York JFK, San Francisco and Chicago. Cathay Pacific was recently awarded the World’s Best Business Class in the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards™. More information, including current fares and availability, may be found by visiting the airline’s website at cathaypacific.com/us or Facebook page at facebook.com/cathaypacificus.