Transat A.T. appoints European as new head of Air Transat operations

A Air Transat Airbus A350 takes off at Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) on October 12, 2020 in Roissy-en-France, North of Paris, France. Mario Fourmy/ABACAPRESS.COM

Transat A.T. Inc. has appointed Marc-Philippe Lumpe to head its airline operations, replacing Jean-François Lemay, who has led Air Transat since 2013.

Lumpe will start June 1, subject to receiving a work permit in Canada.

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He is currently based in London, where he works as a director for global business consulting firm Alix Partners.

The incoming chief airline operations officer previously held management positions with Virgin Atlantic Airways, Qatar Airways, Air Berlin and Thomas Cook Airlines after serving as a pilot for Lufthansa and holding several posts in the German armed forces.

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Lumpe has a PhD in business administration from Cranfield University in the United Kingdom, as well as a master’s degree in economics and an MBA from the University of Hagen in Germany.

He is fluent in French, English, German and Spanish.

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