Management change at Air France KLM

Management change at Air France KLM

Air France KLM has appointed Warner Rootliep as general manager for the UK and Ireland market.

He succeeds Henri Hourcade who joins the French market as vice president of sales.

Reporting into Henri de Peyrelongue, senior vice president of Air France KLM Europe and North Africa, Warner will be responsible for the overall passenger activity, including ground services.

He will be focused on ensuring that Air France KLM confirms its already strong position in the industry.

With more than 20 years’ experience working in the airline industry, Warner has held a variety of key management positions and for the past five years has been general manager of Air France KLM in Germany.

Warner started his career with KLM in 1990 and spent time in a number of different departments, including finance, alliances, pricing and revenue management.

Rootliep commented: “I’m delighted to be taking on this role within Air France KLM UK and Ireland and thrilled about working with such a dynamic team.

“Over the last few years our Group has made significant investment in its fleet and network, as well as secured ground breaking joint ventures and partnerships - particularly in the UK & Ireland - all of which are to the benefit of our customers.

“I look forward to continuing to drive this forward to ensure we remain as one of the industry’s most well-connected airlines which enables customers from the UK and Ireland to travel efficiently across the world, at the best value for money.”