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Down-Route CEO, Andy Hudson, appointed to Board of Governors of Asian Business Aviation Association

Andy Hudson, CEO of the revolutionary expenses management and hotel booking plat-form Down-Route, and owner and founder of PJC Aviation, has been appointed to the board of governors for South East Asia of the industry body the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA).

AsBAA is a representative organisation for business aviation in Asia with the objective of promoting the benefits of all aspects of the industry across the continent and to help the companies, who rely on business aviation aircraft, succeed in the Asian market. Andy Hudson has been a member of the organisation since 2014 and has recently joined the board of governors to provide his experience and expertise to assist the AsBAA achieve its goals.

Commenting on his new role Andy Hudson said, “Following a long, worldwide career in business aviation I decided to move my companies, PJC Aviation and more recently Down-Route, to Singapore in the heart of South East Asia. During my years doing business here I have developed an extensive and very productive relationship with AsBAA”. Hudson continued, “I have established a wide range of contacts across the business aviation industry and I am looking forward to harnessing my experience to communicate the AsBAA message as well as promoting the benefits of our industry within Asia and beyond.

Jenny Lau, Chairperson of AsBAA added, ”The primary concern of our organisation is to reach the widest audience of industry groups and regulatory bodies in order to promote business aviation. Our board of governors brings a broad range of skills to AsBAA which ensures that we achieve the best for our industry and Andy brings yet another dimension to that. We are delighted to have him on board”.

Andy Hudson is based at the recently opened Down Route office in Singapore.

Down-Route continues rapid growth with recruitment drive

The company behind Down-Route, the unique expenses management and hotel booking platform that is revolutionising the private aviation industry, is continuing its rapid growth with a recruitment drive to increase the size of its account management team.

PJC Down-Route Ltd recently opened an office in Singapore, adding to its locations in the UK and USA, and has begun the search to find talented people to work in positions that will be responsible for helping its operator customers successfully adopt the free to use system across their organisations. Down-Route has received a huge response from the industry since its launch at the start of 2016 and now has almost 120 operators signed up to use the integrated platform.

CEO of Down-Route, Andy Hudson, commented “In the early stages of our development we spent a significant amount of time getting the technology of our product right and since rolling out the first versions we have been staggered by the appetite within the industry to get on board with Down-Route. We are now moving onto our next stage of growth and are looking for people who want to be part of the exciting period we have ahead of us.” Hudson continued “ Down-Route will continue to evolve for its customers and I believe that the business aviation industry will continue to be surprised at how much time and money can be saved by making small changes to their business processes. I am really looking forward to what the rest of 2017 holds for the whole Down-Route community”

More information on the roles available within Down-Route can be found on the website www.down-route.com or by contacting Anita Cool on anita.cool@down-route.com.

Down-Route surpasses 100 registered operators and hails the success of version 1.1

Down-Route, the unique expenses management and hotel booking platform for the business aviation industry, is marking EBACE 2017 by reaching the 100 operators registered milestone to use its ground breaking platform. The company is also celebrating the success of its first version in saving customers’ time and money and providing cut price hotel bookings.

Down-Route is free to use and provides operators with a live expenses management mobile App for travelling crews, which can be managed from a company’s finance department via a web portal. The App also provides a comprehensive and adaptable hotel booking facility which offers hotel rooms at a discounted rate. Over 100 operators have registered to use the platform via the Down-Route website with many already seeing the benefits of using version 1.1.

CEO, Andy Hudson explained, “We came to EBACE last year and generated a tremendous amount of interest before we had even launched the Down-Route App. 2017 sees us in Geneva with an improved product that both the management and travelling crews of operators are seeing the significant benefits of.” Hudson added “Using the customer feedback we have received, and through our own research and development, we are adding new features to Down-Route all the time. We are looking forward to showing off the new version of the platform at EBACE this year and to signing up our next 100 customers”.

As Down-Route is a web based system it requires no set up fee, is free to use and allows unlimited users. If you want to see what all the fuss is about or want to meet up with the Down-Route team in Geneva you can contact them on info@down-route.com or follow them on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter

Down-Route broadens global presence with opening of Singapore office

[ABACE, Shanghai, China – 11 April 2017] Down-Route, the unique and revolutionary hotel bookings and expense management system for the business aviation industry, has announced that it is expanding its global operation with the opening an office in Singapore in April 2017.

The company, which offers the world’s only free to use web and mobile App for expenses management and hotel bookings combined, is currently demonstrating its platform to delegates of the Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (ABACE) in Shanghai and made the announcement on the first day of the event. The Singapore office will add to Down-Route’s presence in London, Colorado, USA and Dubai.

Down-Route CEO, Andy Hudson commented “Since our product launch, it has become clear that to give the best service to our operator customers, Down-Route needs to have a presence in the key geographical locations for business aviation. Singapore is at the heart of the huge growth that Asia is witnessing and is the base for many of the operators looking to benefit from the time and money saving opportunities that Down-Route offers”.

The Down-Route team will be at ABACE to provide information on the platform that is already saving operators money with its hotel booking service that competes with all of the other online providers. The expenses management system, as well as being free to use, has unlimited user capacity.

For more information, or to arrange for a demonstration from the Down-Route team contact info@down-route.com

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