Qantas announces new Asia GM

first_imgQantas have announced today that Benjamin Tan has been appointed as regional general manager Asia, and will be based in Singapore.Previously Mr Tan was group head of sales at the Jetstar Group, and for Qantas he will steer the commercial, financial and operational performance for its Asian markets, excluding Japan.He joins Qantas’ team in Asia at an exciting time, as the airline prepares to introduce the first of its refurbished international A330 aircraft from Singapore to Melbourne next week.Benjamin Tan said he is looking forward to progressing Qantas’ commitment to Asia.“Asia is an incredibly important market for Qantas. Over the last two years, we’ve redesigned our Asia network to strengthen our position in the region, we’ve opened new lounges in Singapore and Hong Kong, are introducing a new inflight dining experience in Economy, and continue to expand our reach with our airline partners, providing greater access across Asia than ever before,” Mr Tan said.Qantas’ new Economy dining experience launches on flights between Singapore and Australia today, offering customers more choice, larger meals and improved service.Benjamin Tan brings extensive experience working internationally in Beijing and Tokyo, across the technology and aviation sectors.Qantas operates more than 75 return services per week between Asia and Australia, operated by a mix of A330, refurbished B747 and during peak seasons, A380 aircraft.Nick McGlynn, former regional general manager Asia has returned to Australia to take up a new role as head of global sales and network at Qantas Freight.Source = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wisemanlast_img