Avion Group has appointed Erik Varwijk as the new CEO. Varwijk will focus on bringing global growth to the company.

Erik Varwijk brings many years of airline experience, having worked as managing director and member of the Managing Board of KLM, member of the Air France KLM Group Executive Committee and EVP Commercial at Virgin Atlantic. Erik Varwijk succeeds Bart Slager, who has decided to pursue his career outside Avion Group.

Also, Barry Miedema has been appointed as advisor to the Group. Barry Miedema is Captain on the Boeing 737 for KLM and has been the Vice President Crew Training and HoT for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.