Aug 28, 2018: Philippe Saeys-Desmedt, the current VP - sales Africa for Brussels Airlines has been appointed as the senior director - sales sub-Saharan Africa for the Lufthansa Group. He will take charge on Nov 1, 2018.

He will be responsible for the sales and commercial activities of the entire Lufthansa Group in 24 markets in sub-Saharan Africa. This appointment follows full integration of the sales activities of Brussels Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Edelweiss, Eurowings, Lufthansa and SWISS into one sales force in Africa and the relocation of the regional sales office for sub-Saharan Africa from Lagos, Nigeria to Brussels, Belgium within the headquarters of Brussels Airlines.

Philippe brings many years of airline management experience and expertise in different African markets into his new position. Since 2013, he has been holding the position as VP Sales Africa for Brussels Airlines.

Brussels Airlines flies daily between the European capital city and Entebbe with one service stopping over in Bujumbura / Burundi while the other six route via Kigali / Rwanda.

Brussels Airlines offers cargo capacity on all its flights, now commercialised by Lufthansa Cargo. The airline also handles the daily maintenance of its aircraft fleet. Brussels Airlines is part of the Eurowings Group and member of the world’s leading airline cooperation Star Alliance. The company was founded in 2002 and is now 100 percent owned by Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

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