Bermuda start-up carrier recruits Leslie Peden to head sales and distribution

Former Celestyal Cruises chief commercial officer Leslie Peden has joined start-up carrier BermudAir.

He has been named as sales and distribution senior vice president for the Bermuda-based airline which operates two Embraer E175 aircraft.

Peden, who left Celesytal in February 2023 after more than five years, previously worked for Virgin Atlantic, Royal Caribbean International, Rocky Mountaineer and Wendy Wu Tours.


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BermudAir launched services last September and is now operating to points in the US and Canada.

The airline said that Peden will be responsible for our global travel partner channel strategies and engagement, as well as overseeing its multi-channel distribution activities. 

“With his vast experience in the international airline industry and previous executive positions in the sales and distribution of luxury rail, cruise, and high-end tour businesses, Leslie is poised to bring invaluable expertise to our team,” BermudAir added.

“His extensive background and proven track record in driving sales and enhancing distribution channels will be instrumental in elevating BermudAir’s presence and growth in the market.”

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