Since the ownership was taken over at the end of 2016 and a restructuring of the Board of Directors and management in January 2017, Air Timor offers a fresh new strategy for Timor-Leste aviation industry supported by talented and knowledgeable expertise. The airline is registered as a public stock holding company ( S.A. ) and has numerous public investors from Timor-Leste. Its’ defined strategy remains to become the preferred carrier for Timorese nationals offering international and domestic flight in TimorLeste.
The key objective of the company remains to train, educate and employ Timorese in all facets of the Aviation Industry and play a strong role in helping to develop Tourism and investment in Timor-Leste. The Head office of Air Timor is located at Dili President Nicolau Lobato International Airport, and an Administrative and Operational office has been established at Terminal 2 of Changi International Airport. Air Timor offers international flights from Singapore to Dili since 1 August 2008 and are looking at other potential international routes to be developed in the second semester of 2017and other projects are also planned for future development.
Francisco De Oliveira – Director in charge of Government Relations and PR – A tourism and travel businessman and respected as a veteran in the circle of Government officials in Timor-Leste, this is his sixth (06) year as a Board Member and has been through thick and thin driving the company through the challenges of business in Timor-Leste. Maryam Alkatiri – Director in charge of Marketing, a young and enthusiastic businesswoman in the travel industry – Owner of Ramelau Tours and Travel – joined Air Timor in November 2016 and is expected to share her knowledge and expertise in the travel industry in Timor-Leste with members of the management and guide the Sales and Marketing team. Brenda Lei – Director in charge of Finance – A businesswoman, owner of Hotel California and other businesses, she gained interest in the airline industry a year ago and decided to purchase the majority shares of the company under a consortium whose interest is in developing their country of residence, Timor-Leste. Brenda is foreseeing all company financials.