Slovenia, 18th January 2016. Puja Mahajan was today appointed as CEO of Elit’Avia, succeeding Michel Coulomb. After 9 years overseeing the company’s inception and growth as CEO, Michel will now focus on the next stage of Elit’Avia’s evolution in the position of Chairman of the Board and leader of the Elit’Avia Advisory Board.
As CEO, Puja will lead Elit’Avia’s continued success as one of the world’s foremost aircraft charter, management and travel services providers. The company recently increased its service to the U.S. charter market with the addition of 3 new long range aircraft to its fleet – a Bombardier Global 5000, Bombardier Global 6000 and Gulfstream 650. All three aircraft will operate under the Maltese AOC that was awarded to the company in May 2014. The company also added a Gulfstream 450 to its Slovenia-based fleet this year.
Michel Coulomb, Chairman of the Board of Elit’Avia said, “In just over two years as Chief Operating Officer with Elit’Avia, Puja has made tremendous contributions to the company’s growth, as well as leading real change and improvements in the operational side of the business. We are delighted that she has accepted her new role to lead the company onto even greater successes.”
Elit’Avia’s rapid expansion over the past 9 years has seen the Malta and Slovenia based charter, management and travel services company build a varied fleet of charter and managed aircraft to serve the global market, alongside innovative offerings such as the concierge service, Elit’Avia Travel ServicesTM .
Founded in 2006, Elit’Avia is a fully-integrated provider of business aircraft charter, management, operations and travel services. Headquartered in Ljubljana, Slovenia, with offices in Accra, Ghana and Malta International Airport, Malta, Elit’Avia also serves the US business aviation market, offering charter services from its Atlanta office. The company operates a large and diversified charter fleet of long range aircraft. Elit’Avia is stage 3 International Standard – Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) certified by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC).