Alex Durand

CEO, SaxonAir

Alex Durand

Alex Durand has worked in business aviation for over 30 years, across a variety of management, operational, sales and consultancy roles. Starting from the operations desk at Oxford Airport in 1992 where he gained his Private Pilot Licence, he’s gone on to manage and set up a variety of aircraft operations across a number of jurisdictions.

As CEO since 2013, Durand has developed the Klyne Aviation Group based at Norwich Airport, which includes the SaxonAir aviation businesses. An honors graduate of Birmingham University, he has a diploma in Management Studies from Oxford Brookes University and is an alumnus of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme and Unicorn School. He is also Vice Chair of the British Business & General Aviation Association (BBGA).

In 2024, he was appointed as one of 10 UK Government’s Department for Transport Aviation Ambassadors, supporting their Generation Aviation program aimed at attracting diverse and talented people into the aviation sector.

With decarbonization an industry priority, Durand is proactively engaged in taking practical action towards this, both within SaxonAir and across the wider industry. This includes operation of electric aircraft, campaigning for greater SAF update and evolving infrastructure to support new cleaner technologies.


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