Our Vision, Your Results


Founded in 2001, AirTrav has become a respected name in aviation consulting. Based in Toronto, Canada, AirTrav provides advisory services worldwide.

With deep knowledge across multiple sectors, AirTrav advises on most key industry issues, working with airlines, airports, governments, investors, law firms, regulators and trade associations. We have also been retained by maritime and roadhaul operators, pipeline companies and commercial developers. AirTrav has proven, extensive experience in commercial, financial, fuel management, operational and regulatory domains.

While AirTrav also partners with large, global firms, our boutique position helps us to deliver focused and timely services. Through our highly collaborative approach, we facilitate customer engagement at every step, ensuring alignment of expectations and delivery of first class, effective results. Welcome to AirTrav!

Our Founder

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Robert Kokonis – Founder and Managing Director

Robert J. Kokonis established AirTrav in 2001 to backstop a planned Canada-USA low cost carrier. Robert has 27 years of progressively senior experience, acquired with major airlines and travel industry participants such as Air Canada, Finnair, Royal Jordanian, Carlson Wagonlit Travel and Worldspan (now part of Travelport). He also headed travel technology company CharterHub and was involved with several start-ups and exit transactions. Consulting full-time since 2005, Robert has participated in numerous successful engagements worldwide, consults at a senior executive level and sits on several Advisory Boards. He is in high demand for A-list media commentary and for speeches at major aviation and travel industry conferences.

Our People

AirTrav deploys highly experienced experts who possess strong sectoral and consulting credentials to fulfill our diverse project missions. Our core team is listed here, but if you have deep expertise in aviation and would like to work with us as a project subject matter expert, please let us know.


Sascha Feuerherd – Principal Consultant, EMEA and the CIS

Sascha Feuerherd is an airline industry professional based in Germany. With 20 years of aviation experience, Sascha has worked with all airline types worldwide. His postings have included Lufthansa German Airlines, Lufthansa Consulting, Assistant Director Airline Consulting for IATA and Managing Director of AVIACON, the consulting arm of global airline GSA, AVIAREPS.

Sherman J. Adams – Legal Counsel

Sherman J. Adams has over 22 years of legal and corporate experience in Canada. He graduated with a LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Bar in 1996. An expert in contract negotiations, Sherman’s Senior Legal Counsel work has ranged from boutique law firm dealing with aviation accidents to The Bank of Nova Scotia. He has also acted as General Counsel.

Tuija A. Anttonen – Industry Relations and Executive Assistant

Tuija A. Anttonen has 20 years of international experience in the hospitality and travel sectors. With AirTrav since 2005, Tuija coordinates administrative relations for clients and arranges our media and conference appearances.

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