John Romo

Chief Commercial Officer

Highly experienced aviation executive specialising in all commercial areas of aviation including aircraft leasing, wet lease operations and charter flights from many years service with Monarch and Skytrail.


Skytrail (Division of the Golden Holiday Group) Director and Shareholder 2014 - 2018

Skytrail is a new start up aviation division of the Golden Holiday Group buying and selling capacity to a variety of travel businesses throughout the world. In the short space of time the division has been in business we have generated approximate sales of £18m.

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing team of 3 people

  • Driving profitability of the business and introduce growth in new markets

  • Introduce systems to control sales, budgets and finance

  • Market the new brand and determine strategy for new division

  • Work with Group Board on future strategy

First Aviation (Division of the Monarch Group)Managing Director 2003 – 2014

First Aviation is the brokering division of the Monarch group selling capacity on in-house carrier Monarch Airlines (the UK’s leading independent charter airline) and growing the third party brokering sales. The business currently generates sales of over £150m

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing team of 14 people

  • Driving profitability of the business and introduce growth

  • Cost & Revenue budget control

  • Driving the teams to achieve budgets

  • Work with Group Management Board on future strategy

Other members of the team:
Charlie Clifton

Senior Operations Adviser

With over 30 years of experience in the low cost airline business there is very little that Charlie has not come across before. flypop is immensely fortunate that he is part of the team.



(Jay) Jayesh Parshotham

Senior Investment Adviser

Jay brings over 25 years of experience in financial global markets. Jay has spent 20 years working for a major US investment bank as trader and a managing director responsible for trading businesses across London, Hong Kong and New York. Jay has spent the last 3 years as a Partner and an Emerging Markets portfolio manager for a London based macro hedge fund.





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