MONTREAL, May 27, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced the
appointment of Duncan Bureau as Vice-President, Global Sales.
Mr. Bureau will report directly to Ben Smith, Executive Vice-President
and Chief Commercial Officer, and in this newly defined position will
be responsible for revenue generated through all sales channels from
all points of sale. He will be based in Toronto.
Mr. Bureau has extensive airline industry sales and product distribution
experience in Canada and in Asia where he was most recently Senior
Vice-President, Global Sales and Distribution at Malaysia Airlines.
He was previously with WestJet where he held the position of
Vice-President Sales and Distribution between 2006 and 2012.
"I am pleased to announce Duncan Bureau's appointment to this key role
of leading the sales team at Air Canada as we focus on maintaining a
competitive advantage in the domestic Canadian market while we expand
our international network," said Ben Smith, Executive Vice-President
and Chief Commercial Officer. "His proven talent, leadership skills
and broad industry experience in sales, business development and
product distribution in Canada and Asia make him the right candidate
for this role as we work with key corporate, trade and distribution
partners to create new business opportunities and continue to innovate
the way we sell and distribute our product."
He succeeds Zeina Gedeon who has elected to leave the company to pursue
other interests. "We thank Zeina for her dynamic leadership and strong
contribution to the airline in a number of senior positions including
that of President and CEO of Air Canada Vacations from 2006-2012 and we
wish her well in her future endeavours," said Ben Smith.
Duncan Bureau's appointment is effective June 9, 2014.
About Air Canada
Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline
serving more than 180 destinations on five continents. Canada's flag
carrier is the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2013 served more
than 35 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger
service directly to 60 Canadian cities, 49 destinations in the United
States and 73 cities in Europe, the
Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America.
Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most
comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,269 airports in 193
countries. Air Canada is the only international network carrier in
North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent
U.K. research firm Skytrax that ranked Air Canada in a worldwide survey
of more than 18 million airline passengers as Best Airline in North
America in 2013 for the fourth consecutive year. For more information,
please visit: www.aircanada.com.
SOURCE: Air Canada
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