South African Airways (SAA), the national flag carrier of South Africa announces the appointment of Mr. Frank Fitzpatrick as Director, Sales Development for the Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States, effective August 05, 2019. Frank will be based in the metropolitan Washington D.C. area and will report to Marlene Sanau, Vice President, Sales – North America.
As Director of Sales Development, Frank will be responsible for the airline’s business development and passenger sales that are generated through national and regional travel management companies, retail travel agency, travel consortiums, corporate, tour operator and consolidator accounts in the Mid-Atlantic region. His sales region of responsibility will include: The District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina.
“Frank is a seasoned sales professional whose experience in developing business strategies to generate both leisure and corporate sales will add great value to increasing South African Airways’ position in our gateway city of Washington, DC, as well as throughout the Mid-Atlantic region,” said Marlene Sanau, vice president of sales for South African Airways in North America. “He brings a wealth of experience and leadership in the airline industry to SAA and we are excited to welcome him to our sales organization in North America.”
Prior to joining SAA, Frank was a top sales performer at United Airlines having served in sales management positions on the West Coast where he was responsible for strategic business development and sales planning. He is a graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication and has a Certificate in Marketing from the University of California.
South African Airways is one of Africa’s most awarded airlines, honored with a 4-star rating for 17 consecutive years by Skytrax. South African Airways offers the most daily flights from the U.S. to South Africa with nonstop service from New York-JFK Airport and direct service from Washington, DC-Dulles Airport to Johannesburg via Accra, Ghana or Dakar, Senegal. Onboard, SAA offers an in-flight experience designed for pure comfort for long-haul travel. Our customers enjoy a spacious Economy Class cabin, gourmet cuisine and a selection of complimentary spirits and award-winning South African wines and generous checked baggage allowance. Also included are individual audio / visual entertainment systems that deliver an extensive menu of first-run movies, music choices, and games. Via our Johannesburg hub, SAA links the world to over 75 destinations across the African continent and Africa’s Indian Ocean islands. For more information on South African Airways, please call (800) 722-9675 or visit www.flysaa.com.
About South African Airways
South African Airways (SAA), South Africa’s national flag carrier and the continent’s most awarded airline, serves over 75 destinations worldwide in partnership with SA Express, Airlink and its low cost carrier Mango. In North America, SAA operates daily nonstop flights from New York-JFK and direct flights from Washington D.C.-IAD (via Accra, Ghana and Dakar, Senegal) to Johannesburg. SAA has partnerships with United Airlines, Air Canada, JetBlue Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, Alaska Airlines and American Airlines, which offer convenient connections from more than 100 cities in the U.S. and Canada to SAA’s flights. SAA is a Star Alliance member and the recipient of the Skytrax 4-Star rating for 17 consecutive years.
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