New York, September 9, 2021 – Air France – KLM has appointed Eric Caron Senior Vice President and General Manager for North America, a new role. Based in New York, he will oversee Air France and KLM passenger activities within Canada, French Polynesia, Mexico
, and the United States.
Mr. Caron was most recently based in Paris, France serving as Executive Vice President In-flight Services and a member of the Air France Executive Committee.
This appointment marks a return to the region for Mr. Caron. He previously was Vice President and General Manager of the United States in 2016 and of Mexico between 2014 and 2016.
“I am excited to return to North America. These markets represent an important segment of business for the company, and I look forward to working with the local team and our joint-venture partner Delta Air Lines,” said Eric Caron.
Mr. Caron has been with Air France since 1998. Throughout his time with the company, he has also held the roles of Vice President, Revenue Management Short and Medium Haul for Air France KLM, and as the Director of Scheduling for Air France.
This upcoming winter season Air France and KLM will operate 268 weekly flights from 28 gateways from the North American region to the airlines’ two hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol, connecting passengers to the global network of destinations in Europe and beyond.
About Air France
Since 1933, Air France has been promoting and highlighting France throughout the world. With an activity divided between passenger transport, cargo transport and aeronautical maintenance, Air France is a major air transport player. A workforce of more than 45,000 staff are committed on a daily basis to offering each customer a unique travel experience. Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Transavia make up the Air France-KLM Group. The Group relies on its powerful hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol to offer a vast international network. Its Flying Blue frequent flyer program has over 17 million members. Air France and KLM are members of the SkyTeam alliance which has a total of 19 member airlines.
Air France places the health and safety of its customers and staff at the heart of its concerns. As part of its Air France Protect health and safety commitment, the company has introduced the strictest health and hygiene measures to ensure a safe trip.
About KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
For over a century, KLM has been a pioneer in the airline industry. KLM is the oldest airline still operating under its original name and aims to be the leading European network carrier in customer centricity, efficiency and sustainability. The KLM network connects the Netherlands with all of the world’s key economic regions and is a powerful engine driving the Dutch economy.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is part of the Air France–KLM Group. KLM is also a member of the global SkyTeam Alliance, which has 19 member airlines.
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