Frank Naeve has been named Vice President of Sales, The Americas for Lufthansa Group, effective May 1, 2019.
Naeve will be based at the company’s U.S. headquarters in East Meadow, New York, and will be responsible for the Group’s passenger airline organization in North and South America, spearheading sales in what is the Lufthansa Group’s most important international region outside the European home markets.
In this new position, Naeve will be instrumental in managing the commercial cooperation that the Lufthansa Group passenger airlines have with United Airlines and Air Canada under the transatlantic Joint Venture agreement.
In the Americas region, the Lufthansa Group Passenger Airlines currently operate a network of over 670 weekly frequencies to 25 destinations in the U.S. and Canada and 72 weekly frequencies to 11 destinations in nine Central & South American countries.
Heike Birlenbach, Lufthansa Group Senior Vice President of Sales, Lufthansa Group Airlines and Chief Commercial Officer Hub Frankfurt, said: “With Frank Naeve, we have an extremely experienced and accomplished manager with a breadth of international experience. I have full confidence that the Lufthansa Group Americas region will continue to flourish under his leadership.”
Naeve noted that: “Lufthansa’s global network is one of the brand’s most important differentiators. I look forward to bridging my work to the Americas region with my past experiences.”
He succeeds Tamur Goudarzi — Pour, who was appointed Chief Commercial Officer of Swiss International Air Lines, a Lufthansa Group subsidiary, as well as heading revenue management for the entire passenger airline group.
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