Brussels Airlines reinforces its commercial structure

In order to respond even better to new market developments and to further enhance relations with the travel trade, Brussels Airlines reinforces its commercial structure. Emmanuel Menu joins the company and will be in charge of Sales for Europe, the US and India. Frédéric Dechamps will focus entirely on the Benelux market and Patrick Artiel will lead the corporate sales team for the home market.

More than ever Brussels Airlines wants to position itself as the partner of the travel trade and corporate customers in its Benelux home market. With the launch of five weekly flights to Mumbai/India, a new continent is added to the worldwide network of the Belgian airline. In order anticipate new challenges, the commercial structure of Brussels Airlines has been reviewed accordingly.

With 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 Menu 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 grounds 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.

“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. “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.”

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Brussels Airlines is Belgium's national airline, connecting the capital of Europe to more than 80 destinations, whereof 17 in Sub-Saharan Africa, the continent Brussels Airlines considers its second home. Moreover, Brussels Airlines offers 65 destinations in Europe, 3 in North America and Tel Aviv. The company has over 4,000 employees and 48 aircraft operating some 250 flights daily, flying more than 10 million passengers a year to, via and from Brussels Airport. Thanks to its no-compromise positioning, Brussels Airlines combines competitive fares with the highest service quality.  With yearly changing Belgian Star Chefs, its wide offer of Belgian food and drinks and the six Belgian Icons, Brussels Airlines is an ambassador of its country, bringing the world to Belgium and the best of Belgium to the world.

Brussels Airlines offers cargo capacity on all its flights, commercialized by Lufthansa Cargo. The airline also handles the daily maintenance of its aircraft fleet.

Brussels Airlines is part of the Lufthansa Group and is a member of Star Alliance. The company was founded in 2002 and is 100% owned by Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

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