The Sixel Consulting Group team brings a collection of varied backgrounds to the field of air service development. We’re former airline and airport executives, airline analysts, data junkies, and former aviation journalists. We use all of our skills to make the best cases for additional service in more than 70 current client markets around the country.
Ilona is our first team member specializing in international aviation business development. Before joining The Sixel Group as Aviation Marketing Consultant covering International Markets, she spent over seven years at European airports.
Three times she was awarded UBM/Routes Airport Marketing Awards while working as head of marketing for Russia's largest airport group, and managed the hosting of a Routes regional event in 2012.
While at Airports of Regions (AR) she was responsible for business to business marketing, air service development, data analysis, forecasting, presentation creation, and relationship management for four airports with a combined primary catchment of 14 million people.
AR successfully marketed a unique incentive concept during her tenure which involved providing regional aircraft directly to an airline in order to build feed opportunities to drive further growth.
Ilona has successfully attracted and launched services from Finnair, Air China, Alitalia, Czech Airlines and Ukraine International Airlines through her air service development efforts.
Phone: (734) 718-2879
Martin joined the firm in April 2015. Martin’s tenure at United, US Airways and Continental brings a broad experience with which to assist airport clients on air service strategy and development projects. With nearly 25 years of airline experience, mostly in a Network Planning role, Martin has led the development of more than 2 dozen new routes in the US and Canada. He joins Sixel from United where he was responsible for all phases of domestic new market planning, competitive analysis and strategy, including detailed market analysis, traffic and revenue forecasting, as well as coordination and implementation of new routes. After completing his MBA at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Martin started his airline career in the customer service and airport operations areas at Continental. From there, he graduated to airline forecasting before landing in Network Planning at US Airways and later United. Martin currently lives in Chicago, Illinois.
Phone: (773) 808-3534
Yuliya joined the Sixel team in February, 2015. She has substantial experience in aviation and in air service development for airports throughout the world. Prior to joining Sixel Consulting Group, Yuliya worked in the UBM - United Business Media (previously RDG - Route Development Group) group for over 8 years. She began her career at Routes in a business development capacity, focusing on the CIS region and transferring to ASM (Airport Strategy and Marketing), where she utilized her analytical skills to the fullest working within the research and analysis team. She later transferred to a Consultant position before becoming a Senior Consultant. Her expertise includes route development strategy studies, route forecasting, airline business cases and demand analysis, airline relations, client management and target delivery. Yuliya has represented airlines and airports at high level meetings, moderated panel discussions and frequently presented at conferences. Additionally, she has trained airports and governmental organizations in the principles of air service development, data analysis and route forecasting. Prior to working in the aviation sector, Yuliya was a researcher and lecturer in the University of Salford (United Kingdom) as a consultant for The Centre for the Study of Gambling, where she worked on the economic portion of the high profile consultancy, commissioned by the EC (European Commission), analyzing the EU (European Union) internal gambling market and possible scenarios for standardization across member states. Yuliya is a published author of scientific articles and completed a PhD in Economics at the University of Salford. She speaks English, Russian and Ukrainian. Yuliya resides in Warrington, England.
Phone: +44 77 40 650 360
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