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New Air France-KLM head; Garuda named best crew; Jetstar’s summer menu

New Air France-KLM head

Air France-KLM has appointed Jean-Marc Janaillac as new chairman and chief executive officer in replacement of Alexandre de Juniac, effective July 4.

Janaillac graduated from the HEC Business School and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration.

Since 2012, he has been chairman and CEO of Transdev, an international transportation group jointly owned by Veolia and the French Caisse des Depots. He was previously chairman and CEO of RATP Dev from 2010 to 2012 and managing director, group development for RATP from 2004 to 2010.

He was chairman and CEO of the Maeva tourism group from 2000 to 2002 and COO of AOM French Airlines from 1997 to 2000. Janaillac was also an Air France director from 1989 to 1994.

This appointment was decided in accordance with the succession plan determined by the airline’s board of directors on May 1.

Garuda named best crew

Garuda Indonesia was named as “The World’s Best Cabin Crew” for the third consecutive year at the World Airline Awards held during Farnborough International Airshow on July 12.

The prestigious award was based on a global customer satisfaction survey by London-based Skytrax, which polled more than 18 million passengers.

“I believe that this award will serve as further inspiration for Garuda and its employees to remain committed and even improve further, while it will also mark another milestone as a firm recognition of the sustained development which we have continued to make over the recent years, not only in terms of services, but also throughout all aspects of our company,” said Muhammad Arif Wibowo, Garuda Indonesia CEO.

“To have secured this award for three consecutive years is remarkable and unprecedented and the staff and management of Garuda should be enormously proud of this achievement,” said Edward Plaisted, Skytrax CEO.

Jetstar’s summer menu

In collaboration with Junoesque Bagel and Nagomi no Yoneya, Jetstar Japan has created three original items for its summer in-flight menu. Passengers can choose between two different bagel sandwiches and a dorayaki red-bean pancake for purchase.

The inspiration for the Red Bean Margarine Bagel and Blood Orange Bagel was taken from Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture and Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture respectively. Each bagel is available for ¥500, while the Nagomi Dorayaki, which bears the face of the Jetstar mascot, is sold for ¥350.

A chicken cutlet curry dish has also been added to the menu for ¥1,000, but it is only available on routes serving Hong Kong, Taipei and Manila. Passengers can purchase a spoon specially designed for eating curry and fried rice for ¥600.