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Pacific Blue Finds Top Recruit From Polynesian Airlines

23/08/2005

Virgin Blue’s international airline Pacific Blue^ is pleased to announce the appointment of former Polynesian Airlines Manager of Training and Standards, Phil Meredith, as the new Flight Standards & Training Manager for Pacific Blue.


Pacific Blue Flight Operations Manager Tony Parrish said "Our search to fill this role was extensive and we know the decision to bring Phil across from his role at Polynesian is the ideal solution for the company. His skills and experience are broad and he brings a great deal of knowledge to the role."


Phil's knowledge and expertise will also help ensure a smooth transition for the launch of Polynesian Blue in October. Pacific Blue believes it is important to maintain continuity throughout this period and is pleased to welcome such a highly skilled Polynesian staff member on board.


Prior to his role as the Manager of Training and Standards, Phil was Polynesian Airlines Chief Pilot. He has had 19100 total hours flying time with 17000 hours flying in the South Pacific with Polynesian Airlines. Phil has operated a multitude of aircraft including a HS-748, B737-200, B727-200, B737-300 and a B737-800. He was employed by Polynesian Airlines for 31 years.


^ International flights to Apia are to be offered, subject to Government approval, by Polynesian Blue Airlines and operated by Pacific Blue Airlines (NZ). Ltd.