Steve Tarbuck, new Vice President Ground Operations ​ & Airport Services at Brussels Airlines

Steve Tarbuck is the new Vice President Ground Operations & Airport Services of Brussels Airlines. Together with his teams, he will manage and further develop the airline’s ground operations and airport services,  in line with the Brussels Airlines’ strategy to emphasize even more on customer experience and service.

With over 30 years of experience in both civil and military aviation, Steve Tarbuck started his career as an air traffic controller with the Royal Air Force, and worked in the areas of ramp supervision for Servisair and security at Go Fly.

He then moved to Denmark where he took up the responsibility for ground operations at Sterling Airlines in Copenhagen.  After the bankruptcy, Steve stayed on in Denmark working for Copenhagen Airport where he was involved in the development of a low cost terminal and aeronautical business development of the airport. Before joining Brussels Airlines Steve was working at Qatar Airways in a commercial innovation role.

Brussels Airlines has a strong focus on customer experience and innovation. In his role, Tarbuck will be responsible for further developing and implementing new innovations in terms of Airport Services. 

We are very happy to welcome Steve to Brussels Airlines. We are convinced that, with his vast aviation experience, he will be able to add great value to our operations and to the  services we provide to our guests on the ground.”

-- Dirk Vrebos, Vice President Operations, responsible for Ground Operations, Security and Maintenance

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About Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines is the home carrier of Belgium and one of the four network airlines of the Lufthansa Group. It connects the European capital from Brussels Airport with over 85 destinations, 17 of which are in Sub Saharan Africa. The company employs more than 3,300 people and operates 43 aircraft.

Brussels Airlines aims to emit 50% less CO2 by 2030 compared to 2019 and plans to be carbon neutral by 2050. The airline is participating in the Stargate Project led by Brussels Airport and is therefore part of the testing ground for sustainable aviation at its home base. In addition, the airline signed the Circular Economy agreement of the Antwerp Management School in 2021. The airline was the first to transport Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) through the CEPS-pipeline connecting Brussels Airport early 2023. By end 2024, Brussels Airlines will have welcomed five state-of-the-art Airbus A320neo allowing the airline to significantly lower its CO2- and noise-emissions on its medium-haul network.

As an ambassador of its country, Brussels Airlines brings the world to Belgium and the best of Belgium to the world, among others through collaborations with Belgian Star Chefs, Belgian culinary products and the Belgian Icons, specially painted aircraft that honour a Belgian iconic person, team or event to promote Belgian culture worldwide.

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About Star Alliance

The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance, based on a customer value proposition of global reach, worldwide recognition and seamless service. Since inception, it has offered the largest and most comprehensive airline network, with a focus on improving customer experience across the Alliance journey.

Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 10,000 daily flights to almost 1,200 airports in 184 countries.

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