Vincent Etchebehere Takes Helm At Air France KLM Canada
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
Air France KLM has announced the appointment of Vincent Etchebehere as Vice-President and General Manager Canada. He takes over from Jean-Noël Rault, now General Manager of the Indian Sub-Continent for the airline group.
A 12-year veteran with AF-KL, Etchebehere began his career in Stockholm as a Business Intelligence analyst. He worked in Paris and then Rome, occupying various revenue management positions. Back in Paris, he was performance manager for the Europe and North Africa Area. In 2016, he was named General Manager Mexico, where he helped introduce the Airbus A380 and shepherded the Cancun-Paris route’s expansion from seasonal to year-round.
“I am very pleased to take the helm of the Air France KLM Group’s Canadian operations. I have every confidence in the teams here, so that together, we may continue to offer our Canadian customers the best travel experience to Europe and beyond,” Etchebehere said.
“We are fortunate to be able to count on the power of our strategic alliance with Delta, which enables us to provide an integrated offering spanning Europe, Africa, the Middle East, with a vast selection of routes, schedules and services. We will further bolster our partnership with WestJet, which already makes it possible for our respective passengers to earn and use Miles with the partner airline, which is fundamental to our goal of strengthening our presence all across Canada,” said Vincent Etchebehere.
Born in Paris, and multilingual - French, English, Spanish, Italian, German - Vincent Etchebehere is an avid rugby enthusiast and player, and a fan of improv theatre.
One hundred employees make up the Air France KLM Canada delegation, in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver, where 71 flights leave each week for Paris or Amsterdam.
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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.