Higgins also indicated that more regional routes will follow with connections to long haul carriers being important. “After building capacity and the regional routes we should then be able to attract long haulers, and we can also take the bilateral agreements and turn them into viable commercial routes,” he added. Higgins, who reported for duty last month, brings a wealth of experience to turn around the “ailing airline”. He has worked for Virgin Atlantic as a sales and marketing manager and for British Airways (BA) as country manager. He has also served Kenya Airways and Mauritius Airways in various capacities.