Urban Air Mobility Company, BLADE India, has announced the appointment of Payal Satish as the Director of Commercial. She will work towards successfully driving sales and expansion initiatives for the company.
Payal Satish brings over 16 years of experience on board, a majority of which includes envisioning and invigorating winning commercial strategies for leading organizations including AirAsia India, Indian Hotels Company Limited (Taj), KPMG, Marriott International (Southern Division) and American Chamber of Commerce (Karnataka). Payal is also the founder of Explorer Travel India – a consulting platform that helps international travel brands with Indian travel buying communities.
Commenting on the appointment, Amit Dutta, Managing Director – BLADE India said, “We look forward to having Payal’s expertise in furthering BLADE’s plans in India. Her vast experience in advising and supporting business across brands from the travel & aviation industry will be a great asset to us and will aptly support our growth plans.”
Accepting the role, Payal Satish – Director, Commercial BLADE India also shared, “Joining a team of thought leaders that are pioneering such a change in the aviation industry is definitely exciting. Within a span of two years that have been superseded with lockdowns majorly, BLADE has achieved and shown tremendous growth, and I look forward to propelling this even further.”
BLADE India services began in 2019 as a joint venture between BLADE USA and Hunch Ventures.
On one of his trips to New York the founder of Hunch Ventures, Karanpal Singh flew BLADE from JFK to Manhattan. What could have taken hours due to the crazy traffic, took him just a couple of minutes! A eureka moment, Karan realized the future and the potential of urban air mobility in India. What set BLADE apart for our founder was the overall flier experience, the lounges and the exclusivity.
Karan firmly believed that Indians needed a service like BLADE, connecting heavily congested cities and places that aren’t as accessible. A service that can help Indians save precious time and elevate their lifestyle.