Brussels Airlines restructures sales department


(Posted 08th January 2017)

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Responding to new market developments and to further enhance relations with the travel trade, Brussels Airlines reinforced its commercial structure as of January this year. Mr. Emmanuel Menu re-joins the company and will be in charge of Sales for Europe, the US and India. Meanwhile will Mr. Frédéric Dechamps focus entirely on the Benelux market and Mr. Patrick Artiel will lead the corporate sales team for the home market in Belgium.

More than ever does Brussels Airlines want to position itself as the partner of the travel trade and corporate customers in its Benelux home market, especially now that the Lufthansa Group has confirmed that it will acquire the remaining shares in SN Airholding, the parent company of Brussels Airlines. With the launch of five weekly flights to Mumbai, India’s commercial capital, a new continent is added to the worldwide network of the Belgian national airline. In anticipation of these new opportunities has the commercial structure of Brussels Airlines been reviewed accordingly.

With Mr. Emmanuel Menu, who is as of today responsible for Sales Europe, North America and India, Brussels Airlines has attracted a sales manager with a vast experience and appreciation in the respective markets. Emmanuel started his career in 1996 as Corporate Sales Manager Benelux for Sabena, before moving to the position of VP Global Sales Sabena/Swissair. After his involvement with the launch of Brussels Airlines, he moved to the Indian airline Jet Airways to take up the role of General Manager Benelux. In that position he laid the groundwork for Jet Airways’ launch in the Belgian market. At Jet Airways he evolved into the position of Regional Vice President Continental Europe and America. Now Emmanuel Menu joins again Brussels Airlines.

(Emmanuel Menu returns to Brussels Airlines)

His many years of sales experience and innovative insights, as well as his extensive network and knowledge of the Indian, European and North American markets will without a doubt be of great value for Brussels Airlines‘ says Christina Foerster, Brussels Airlines Chief Commercial Officer before adding: ‘At the same time, Emmanuel’s arrival allows us to direct Frédéric Dechamps’ full attention onto our very important home market, where we want to further reinforce our sales activities. In parallel, Patrick Artiel will, in his new role, strengthen our relationship with our corporate clients. The new organization is a clear illustration of the importance that Brussels Airlines attaches to its relation with the travel trade and corporate customers‘.
In charge of Africa sales remains Mr. Philippe Saeys who holds the position of Vice President Sales Africa.

Brussels Airlines flies to 16 West African and 3 East African destinations including Entebbe (five times a week), Kigali (six times a week) and Bujumbura (once a week).

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