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Firnas Airways
Launching 2018
Starting charter flights with Jetstream 31 aircraft very soon in Europe
Introducing our Team

A mix of highly respected aviation industry veterans and ambitious talent Firnas Airways’ executive management team boasts more than 100 years combined commercial airline management experience. The team has worked together to develop an innovative plan for the airline that will set it apart from its rivals through every stage of its development.

The plan has been vetted and scrutinised by investors, advisors, aircraft lessors, airport authorities and regulators, who have all given it their seal of approval. Firnas Airways is led by a combination of proven start-up entrepreneurs and experienced airline executives, all of whom share a common desire to disrupt the market and champion the consumer.
Kazi Shafiqur Rahman is one of Britain’s most respected young businessmen and entrepreneurs. Named British Muslim Awards Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 by Al Rayan Bank PLC UK, Kazi has also featured in the British Bangladeshi Who’s Who Report.
Kazi Shafiqur Rahman
Firnas Airways Founder
One of the UK commercial aviation industry’s most experienced professionals, John’s career spans four decades and includes senior management roles with some of the world’s best-known airlines, including British Airways and Qatar Airways.
John Brayford
Accountable Manager
Jonathan has almost 30 years’ experience as a commercial aviation pilot and trainer. During this time, he has amassed 5,900 hours flying experience, including 2,900 hours in a multi-crew environment and 2,400 hours in multi-engine, single pilot aircraft.
Capt. Jonathan Ibbotson
Director of Flight Operations/Training & Chief Pilot
Brian is a highly experienced aviation engineer and technical services consultant. Brian spent 20 years working as an engineering technician with the Royal Air Force, before joining BAE Systems in 1998 as a technical instructor.
Brian Irvine
Continuing Airworthiness Manager
Bob boasts more than 48 years’ experience working within large airline organisations in various operational roles with a focus on safety and compliance.
Bob Green
Security, Safety & Compliance Manager
Katherine has forged a long and distinguished career specialising in ground operations for UK-based operators including Eastern Airways, Servisair and Astra Aviation.
Katherine Du Toit
General Manager, Ground Operations
Azhar has vast experience in financial operations for major corporations and international banking firms. From 2004 to 2007, Azar was employed as Director of Financial Operations for the Islamic Bank of Britain.
Azhar Khan
Chief Financial Officer
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Firnas Airways Limited
255 Commercial Road London, E1 2BT
United Kingdom