Transavia (for Turkey), Volotea, Flybe or even Cathay Pacific: here is the latest news from airlines in France.

Flybe is back in service with a new structure and a new base in Birmingham. The first flight to France arrived on Saturday July 9 at Brest Bretagne airport from Birmingham. After two years of absence, Flybe is therefore bringing England within reach of users of the Brest platform. Flights will depart every Saturday until September 10. They will be carried out in Dash 8 with a capacity of 77 seats.

Transavia loves Turkey

Volotea announces the addition of a new line to its Lille network for the next winter season. From November 12, the company, which will base two aircraft at Lille airport in 2022, is offering weekly flights to the island of Gran Canaria, the 24th destination in its network from Lille. Departure from Lille at 06:30 in the morning for an arrival in Gran Canaria at 09:45. Depart Gran Canaria at 10:15 a.m. for a return to Lille at 3:15 p.m.

Volotea is now the only company to serve Lourdes from Strasbourg. The company has been operating since July 1, 2022, twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays, the Strasbourg – Tarbes Lourdes line. With this new line, the company offers a total of 21 destinations from Strasbourg airport.

For its part, Transavia inaugurated its new Paris/Orly – Bodrum route (in Turkey). In addition, the company launched this Sunday July 10 another new line in the direction of Turkey, this time towards the capital, Ankara.

Thierry Lhoyer promoted to Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific announces the promotion of Thierry Lhoyer to Regional Head of Sales Excellence. Based in Paris, he oversees the commercial development of the company throughout the European region, in France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, England and Israel. His position combines the functions of “Sales Enablement” and “Sales Operations”, a first at Cathay Pacific.

Externally, the objective is the creation and dissemination of content on current topics such as, in particular, accessibility to the “Greater Bay Area” (economic zone around Hong Kong), Cathay Pacific’s NDC approach and the company’s initiatives to reduce its environmental footprint. Internally, the challenge is focused on the adoption of new sales tools and techniques to optimize the work of the teams while adapting to new hybrid rhythms (face-to-face/remote). He also works closely with the teams at the Krakow reservations center and those in charge of pricing strategy. The repositioning of the B2B website dedicated to travel agents, CXAgents, with enriched and relevant content, is also part of its objectives.



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