Dr Yuliya Crane

  • 17 years aviation experience.
  • An Economist with extensive experience in air service development, aviation policy, airport economics and airline strategy.
  • Effective communicator with industry regulators and aviation stakeholders.
  • Fluent in Russian and English.

Role at AviaSolutions

  • Project Management and Client Liaison for airport, airline and aviation investor projects.

Previous Experience

Manchester Airport, Business Development Manager – 3 years

  • Developed and managed online distribution of airport products (car parks, fast track offers, lounges and others) across group’s portfolio of airports (Manchester, Stansted, East Midlands and Bournemouth).
  • Oversaw all types of distribution partners in terms of governance, performance and revenue maximisation.
  • Supported new product development and implementation, e.g. PremiAir.

Stansted Airport, Commercial Planning Analyst – 2 years

  • Managed aspects of future airport expansion projects, including Stansted Transformation Project.
  • Led comprehensive review of tertiary revenue streams at Stansted airport.
  • Supported project management of commercial teams and stakeholder communication and negotiations.

Sixel Consulting Group, Inc, Senior International Consultant – 2 years

  • Responsible for business development and project management of new aviation opportunities in European and CIS markets.
  • Undertook economic impact studies, route development and route economics.
  • Presented at international aviation conferences and liaised with aviation stakeholders.

Airport Strategy and Management (ASM), Senior Air Service Development Consultant – 6 years

  • Managed client route development projects including strategy, data analysis and research, traffic forecasting, macro economics, developing business cases for new routes and presenting to airlines.
  • Participated and led high level stakeholder negotiations. Presented and moderated panel discussions at conferences. Arranged and led trade missions.
  • Represented clients in Middle East, Russia/CIS, Europe, USA.

The Route Development Group (RDG), Director CIS Region – 4 years

  • Led route development projects for clients in CIS region including traffic forecasting, P&L analysis, route economics, catchment studies, business planning, stakeholder engagement, airline business case production.


  • PhD Economics and BSc (Hons) Business Economics, University of Salford (UK).
  • Former part-time Economics lecturer at University of Salford (UK).