Air Canada Says Goodbye To Ben Smith

Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw

Air Canada has officially announced that Benjamin Smith, President, Airlines and Chief Operating Officer, has advised the company that he will resign his position effective 31AUG, to accept a role as CEO of Air France-KLM. 

"We wish Ben well in his future endeavours and congratulate him on his appointment. On behalf of our Board of Directors, our executive team and our 30,000 employees, I thank Ben for his significant contributions in many various roles at Air Canada over the past two decades," said AC president and CEO Calin Rovinescu. 

"There have been many architects of Air Canada's highly successful transformation, and our deep and highly experienced leadership team will continue to deliver on our global ambitions, achieve our targets and drive our operational performance well into the future," added Rovinescu. 

Bruce Parkinson

Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief

An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.

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