Alban François appointed as new VP Cargo Brussels Airlines

Alban François has been appointed Vice President of Global Cargo at Brussels Airlines. From 1 January 2016 onwards he will roll out the new commercial strategy of the growing Brussels Airlines Cargo department.

Air Freight plays an increasingly important role within the Brussels Airlines strategy. A few weeks ago Brussels Airlines Cargo announced the development of a new commercial strategy; together with commercial partner Air Logistics Group, Brussels Airlines wants to be even closer to its customers and offer products tailored to their needs. In order to execute this strategy, Alban François has been appointed Vice President Global Cargo. In his newly created role, he will report directly to Brussels Airlines Chief Commercial Officer Lars Redeligx.

“Cargo is a key growth pillar for Brussels Airlines”, says Brussels Airlines Chief Commercial Officer Lars Redeligx. “Together with his team, Alban will put in place the growth plan we have developed the last few months.”

Alban François (34) is currently Brussels Airlines’ Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Manager. In this function he has been closely involved in several important strategic acquisition files. In recent months he has worked on the new cargo strategy. A civil engineer, François started his career in the Belgian Air Force, where he was responsible for the maintenance of the C-130 airlift fleet and the deployment of the new NH90 helicopters.

“The Cargo department’s ambition is to also apply the Brussels Airlines leitmotivWe go the extra smile’ in our freight activity”, says Alban François. “We want to answer to our customers’ needs even better in the future and offer even more flexible and reliable services in order to become the freight partner of choice on our growing network in Africa, Europe and the States.

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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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