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Transat Appoints Marc-Phillipe Lumpé as Chief Airline Operations Officer

Transat has appointed Marc-Phillipe Lumpé as the company’s new Chief Airline Operations Officer from June 1st, 2022. In his new role, Mr. Lumpé will be in charge of all operations, replacing Jean-François Lemay, who helmed Air Transat since 2013.

Transat’s New Chief Airline Operations Officer, Marc-Philippe Lumpé – Courtesy Transat A.T., Inc.

On Wednesday (February 23, 2022), Transat A.T. Inc. announced the appointment of Marc-Phillippe Lumpé as the company’s new Chief Airline Operations Officer, effective June 1st, 2022. Mr. Lumpé will succeed Jean-François Lemay, who has helmed Air Transat since 2013. Marc-Phillipe Lumpé is currently based in London as Director, Turnaround & Restructuring, Aerospace & Defence for AlixPartners, a global business consulting firm. With over 20 years of professional aviation industry experience, he has held a range of management positions with Virgin Atlantic, Qatar Airways, Air Berlin and Thomas Cook Airlines.

Marc-Phillipe also previously served as a pilot for Lufthansa and has held several posts in the German armed forces, where he currently holds the rank of reserve lieutenant colonel. Mr. Lumpé holds a PhD in Business Administration from Cranfield University (UK), and a Master’s in Economics and MBA from the University of Hagen in Germany. He is fluent in French, English, German and Spanish.

In Wednesday’s announcment, Transat’s President and CEO, Annick Guérard, said,

“We are delighted to welcome Marc-Philippe to the Transat team. His extensive experience in aviation, particularly in the areas of operations, quality, maintenance, procurement and IT, as well as his managerial skills, both strategic and operational, are undeniable assets for the long-term recovery and development of our aviation activities. I want to express my sincere thanks to Jean-François for the many years he has devoted to Transat, and in particular his nearly 10 years leading Air Transat. As a pillar of the excellent relationship we have with our unionized staff, Jean-François has demonstrated an unwavering commitment and has led key initiatives for the airline which are laying solid foundations for the future, including the reduction of air costs and transformation of the fleet.”

Also commenting on his upcoming role as Transat’s Chief Airline Operations Officer, Marc-Phillipe Lumpé said,

“I am very excited to be joining an airline that is known among its Canadian and international customers for its operational efficiency and friendly service. As part of Transat's senior management team, I will put my energy and skills to work on an ambitious strategic plan to further develop everything that makes Air Transat the world's best leisure airline and to ensure its long-term success.”

Montreal-based Transat A.T. Inc. (TSX: TRZ), the parent company of Air Transat, has 5,000 employees and is the third largest airline in Canada, as well as the leading integrated tourism company. Transat offers vacation packages, hotel accommodations and air service to more than 60 destinations in over 25 countries in the Americas and Europe. Air Transat has been voted the ‘World’s Best Leisure Airline’ at the Skytrax World Airline Awards.

Source: Transat A.T., Inc.


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