Effective September 1, Dirk Janzen will assume the role of Vice President Sales, The Americas, Lufthansa Group Airlines, responsible for global market strategy, joint ventures, as well as passenger sales across North and South America. He succeeds Frank Naeve, who was in charge of The Americas region for the last three years until his recent appointment as Senior Vice President Global Markets & Stations for the Lufthansa Group. He will be based at the Lufthansa Group’s passenger airlines headquarters situated on Long Island in New York State, and will report to Naeve.
Janzen brings to his new position a wealth of aviation and international business experience, with 22 years working across sales, revenue management, distribution and ancillary/retail. Prior to assuming this role, he served as Vice President, Ancillary and Retail Management, leading a team of over one-hundred employees throughout Frankfurt, Zurich, Vienna and Brussels where he managed ancillary revenue, non-air partnerships and retail business for the Lufthansa Group airlines and Miles & More.