About Sally Gethin
Sally Gethin is an aviation commentator with a background in business and consumer journalism. She has a wealth of experience in aviation journalism starting when she was launch editor of Air Traffic Management published by Euromoney, which has grown into a world-leading ATC publication. At the same time she led the flagship title Airport Support, which followed technology and investment issues at airports around the world. She managed a team of specialist in-house journalists and commissioned international freelance contributors to create best-in-class reportage of the airports and ATC sectors.
During her tenure, Sally travelled to as many new airport development and trade conferences as possible, interviewing the leading airport directors and infrastructure providers of the day. She interviewed the USA Transportation Secretary Federico Pena on Capitol Hill regarding the evolution of Air Traffic Control and management in the US, as well as funding and ownership challenges at US airports. She also led her publications through considerable changes in management as well as redesigning and repositioning Airport Support to a new audience.
Sally moved to Aldwych Publishing as publisher and editor of Freight Management International reporting on multimodal cargo, transport and logistics issues. During this time she led a redesign of the publication and introduced new freelance contributors to boost the editorial standard.
Sally developed ties to Jane’s Airport Review becoming the USA specialist contributor, to provide expert coverage from Airports Council International-North America ACI-NA conferences. During this period of time she expanded her portfolio of activities to include a range of publishers including Travel Trade Gazette and Airline Business.
She also took the role of editor of Inflight magazine. This was an emerging sector of inflight entertainment with a market-reach of airlines, Hollywood studios, technology and content service providers. Sally wanted to address emerging digital trends by launching a digital-only publication as the first of its kind in that sector. Consequently she left the magazine after a year to launch her own digital newsletter, Gethin’s Inflight News.
Gethin’s Inflight News has tracked the emergence of inflight wi-fi and connectivity. Sally has interviewed all the major thinkers and leaders in this niche sector and attended all the key conferences such as APEX annual convention and Aircraft Interiors Expo. At the same time she provided specialist articles for Onboard Hospitality, PAX magazine, Aircraft Interiors magazine as well as maintaining her links with articles to Jane’s Airport Review. Indeed she has seen her articles become the cover features of Aircraft Interiors. She has also developed as a professional photographer with one of her photographs of the iconic Slipstream sculpture in the Queen’s Terminal at Heathrow, the frontispiece to the Jane’s Airport Annual book in 2014.
In July 2018 Sally was invited by BBC News to guest comment on airline issues. She now regularly appears on many national and global networks: BBC News UK and World, ITN, Sky News among others. She also regularly contributes with her insights to all the leading radio stations in the UK and overseas: regional BBC channels, as well as BBC World Service, 5live, and LBC among others.
Sally continues to track the latest developments in aviation.