Airline Industry Veterans Mike Lopez and Dave Nickolchuk Join Seabury APG

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Seabury APG, an industry leader in aviation advisory services, today announced that Mike Lopez and Dave Nickolchuk have joined the firm, working primarily in the airport practice. Both have more than 13 years of airline experience working for major US carriers primarily in route planning; most recently Mike Lopez was Director Network Planning for Continental Airlines and Dave Nickolchuk was Manager Express Route Planning for US Airways.

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“At a time of unprecedented growth for the airport practice, built on the tremendous successes of our airport clients, we are very excited to add two well-known and respected industry veterans to our team,” said Steve Still, Seabury APG Managing Director.

Seabury APG, an industry leader in aviation advisory services, today announced that Mike Lopez and Dave Nickolchuk have joined the firm, working primarily in the airport practice. Both have more than 13 years of airline experience working for major US carriers primarily in route planning and have been frequent attendees and speakers at major industry events and at airport and community functions across the country.

Mike Lopez joins as a Vice President. In his most recent role, Director Network Planning for Continental Airlines, Mr. Lopez was responsible for all phases of domestic new market and frequency planning, including detailed market analysis, traffic and revenue forecasting, as well as coordination and implementation of new routes. In his 14 year career with Continental Airlines, Mr. Lopez has worked primarily in network planning with experience also in scheduling and charters. Mr. Lopez has a B.B.A in Marketing/Advertising and Statistics/Operations Research from the University of Houston.

Dave Nickolchuk joins as a Senior Associate. In his most recent role, Manager Express Route Planning for US Airways, Mr. Nickolchuk performed extensive network analysis and managed relationships with dozens of airports and communities. His 13 year career has included scheduling, domestic and international planning, pricing and revenue management. He has worked for US Airways, United Airlines, WestJet and Canadian Airlines. Mr. Nickolchuk has a B.A in Business Administration from the Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario.

“At a time of unprecedented growth for the airport practice, built on the tremendous successes of our airport clients, we are very excited to add two well-known and respected industry veterans to our team,” said Steve Still, Seabury APG Managing Director. “Mike and Dave both have top notch technical skills and equally important have done a tremendous job of representing their carriers in dealing with airports and communities.”

About Seabury APG
Founded in 1997, Seabury Airline Planning Group LLC (“Seabury APG”) is a highly acclaimed aviation-focused consultancy that advises many of the world’s most important airlines, airports, manufactures and investors on matters related to network planning and revenue optimization. Headquartered outside Washington, DC in Tysons Corner, VA, Seabury APG also has offices in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Vienna, Austria.

Seabury APG’s airport practice is the sole or primary air service development advisor for over a dozen airports worldwide including some of the largest airports in the world. Seabury APG has had exceptional success, securing more than 50 new or enhanced routes for clients over the past five years, many of which were service additions from highly coveted low-cost carriers (LCCs) and new high profile international routes. This includes recently advising both Greenville-Spartanburg, SC and Charleston, SC in their successful efforts to attract Southwest Airlines, and securing London Heathrow service from British Airways for Las Vegas. Seabury APG’s air service development efforts include a strong focus on retaining existing service and coalescing community support.

Seabury APG is an integral part of the Seabury Group. The Seabury Group is a global investment banking, advisory and investment management firm providing investment banking, restructuring/corporate recovery, management consulting, IT development, human capital and investment management advisory services. Seabury has advised on more than 500 client engagements around the world. Seabury is the leading global advisor to the aviation industry, having successfully managed seven of the 10 largest airline restructurings or corporate recoveries in the world, and raised over $30 billion of capital financing, including advising on over $3.5 billion of equity financings.

For more information, please visit: http://www.seaburyapg.com

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