Cape Town Air Access Project Manager
David King completed his studies in 2001 at Stellenbosch University with a BComm (Hons) Transport and Logistics Management and an M (Town and Regional Planning) after which he worked in London, UK for a year as a transport and town planner. After returning to South Africa he worked for the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Pretoria for eight years as a transport and logistics researcher. During 2011-2016 David was employed as a project manager and transport specialist for a consultancy company in Stellenbosch (GAIN Group) which mainly focussed on long term demand planning for freight and goods movements in South Africa. Since October 2016 David is a project manager at WESGRO (The Official Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape) for the Cape Town Air Access project. The main goal of the project being to intensify and broaden Western Cape air access to targeted African and international markets to improve Western Cape economic competitiveness. The main areas of the project David specialises in are provide air route development assistance and support to airlines through data analysis and partnership negotiations, delivering marketing and communications support by engaging tourism professionals and tour operators and managing the aviation data sources to provide up to date analyses and statistics for distribution.