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Meet the team

Andreas Christodoulides

Andreas has long been involved in the creation and management of airline companies, and has many years’ worth of experience in directing commercial and management related activities. Andreas is a highly experienced and skilled member of the international airline industry having provided tour operator solutions and chartering services for a vast array of other international operators and companies.

Lorraine Paraskeva
Matthew Pascoe

Matthew studied Transport gaining a BSc from Polytechnic South West and an MSc in Air Transport Management from Cranfield University.
He is a highly experienced Network Planner with extensive knowledge of Network Planning (short and long haul), Operational Planning, Operational Delivery, Charter Sales and Resource Planning, having over 25 years of experience in the aviation business working for a number of major airlines. Matthew has been a part of the Zela Team since 2010.

Maria Zachariou
Andreas Pericleous

Andreas joined the ACMI team of Zela Aviation in 2011 following the completion of his academic studies in the United Kingdom. Andreas received his BSc in Air Transport Management from Loughborough University and his MSc in Marketing from the University of Manchester.
Andreas also holds an MSc (by Research) on Sustainable Aviation.

Nikolay Panov

Fluent in Bulgarian, English & German Nikolay joins Zela Aviation with over 10 years’ experience in the Aviation Industry working in areas including Charter Flight Sales, Station Manager and experience in the Cargo industry.
He previously served as the Sales and Operation Manager for a Bulgarian Cargo Airline where he was responsible for the growth of new and existing business. Nikolay also worked on route and schedule planning and successfully contracted various ad-hoc cargo charter flights. Prior to this, Nikolay worked in the ACMI Charter Department for a National Carrier on Wet and Dry Aircraft Leasing Assignments where he was actively involved in successful contracting.
Nikolay has also worked with top Tour Operators around Europe building up strong connections within the industry.

Giannis Brillakis

Giannis has worked in the hospitality industry for several years and is an essential member of the administrative and customer care departments at Zela Aviation.

Yiorgos Damianidis

Yiorgos has been working in the hospitality industry for many years and is a great support to the administrative team and customer care department at Zela Aviation.

Tasos Papadopoulos

Tasos holds a diploma in Air Transport Management-IATA, Meng in Electronic Communications Engineering and MSc in Operational Research-Management Science, specialized in Aviation.

With 12 years solid experience in Aviation and working in various positions in airlines and brokerage companies including commercial department, Acmi, ICT and OCC.

Tasos has an in-depth understanding of AdHoc Acmi, charter series contracting and ACMI leasing that developed through various aircraft leasing projects in Cyprus, Greece, Germany & France.

Elena Tzannou

Elena joins the Zela Aviation team as Regional Sales Manager Greece in our new Athens based office.
With over 25 years of experience in the aviation industry Elena will focus on ACMI activity and help expand relationships on several of our most important accounts.