Air France KLM’s head of cargo, Marcel de Nooijer, will be transitioning from the position at the start of next year, where he will then be joining KLM-owned Transavia where he will replace Mattijs ten Brink, who left the company at the end of September, as chief executive.
“I am looking forward to working at Transavia. Transavia is a fantastic company that has expanded its strong brand and services in recent years with great entrepreneurial spirit, courage and creativity. With a lot of energy, I will start working with the entire Transavia team on 1 January.” Said De Nooijer.
Pieter Elbers, president and chief executive of KLM, added, “In recent years, Marcel has led the freight division of Air France-KLM, with a successful digital transformation and improvement of operational results at KLM Cargo. We are happy that we have a new Transavia chief executive with Marcel, who can continue to build on Transavia in the coming years.”
The transition marks a “natural moment” to optimise the Transavia management team, says the carrier, along with the division of tasks within it.
“This gives substance to the intention to go from four to three members of the board,” it adds.