Finnair has appointed Arnaud Michelin as Regional Manager Australia, New Zealand & New Caledonia.
Based in Finnair’s Sydney office, Mr Michelin will head up all consumer and trade activity for Finnair in this region, with Australia providing significant market share for the airline.
French born, Mr Michelin later moved to Sydney, working with Air France KLM from October 2007 to March 2016, during which time he was promoted to Business Support Manager, looking after the Asia Pacific Region.
He then joined Norwegian Cruise Line and at the time of his departure in June 2017, was Team Leader for Outbound Sales for Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Seven Seas Cruises.
Prior to being appointed by Finnair, Mr Michelin was Senior Production Manager for Liquid Learning.
“I am delighted to be working with the Finnair team and our industry partners in promoting an airline which over many years has become recognised for its wonderful service record and delivery of a traditional and personalised on-board passenger experience,” Mr Arnaud said.
Finnair offers excellent connections from Australia with oneworld partners to 19 destinations in Asia and seven in the Americas plus more than 100 Europe destinations.
Finnair has been named Best International Airline – Offline in the prestigious AFTA National Travel Industry Awards for the past six years from 2013 to 2018.