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Wed, 20 April 2022

Pascal Bélanger Joins Plaza Premium Canada as SVP Commercial Development and Operations

(20 April 2022, 11:15 +07)  Pascal Bélanger has joined Plaza Premium Canada as Senior Vice President - Commercial Development and Operations.

Reporting to Plaza Premiums Chief Operating Officer, Sylvio Angelone, Pascal will lead the groups commercial and operations throughout Canada.

Pascal Bélanger. Click to enlarge.
Pascal Bélanger

He will also be responsible for developing business strategies to ensure the groups commercial success in the market including portfolio brands: Plaza Premium Lounge, Aerotel, Allways Meet and Greet service, as well as airport dining.

No stranger to the airport industry, Pascal has over 17 years of experience in commercial and airport operations. He joins Plaza Premium after serving 12 years at Winnipeg Airports Authority (WAA) as the Executive Vice President - Airport and Commercial Operations. At WAA, he was responsible for all commercial activities including Air Service Development, Air Cargo as well as Real Estate and Concessions.

Prior to WAA, Pascal joined Aeroport de Quebec Inc in 2004 as Director of Development & Communications and later served as President and Chief Operating Officer in 2006. During his tenure, he successfully provided strategic and operational leadership at Québec City Jean-Lesage International Airport. He also managed the planning and construction of the airports major project, the redevelopment of Québec City airport terminal which opened in 2008.

As we transform our business into a new era of travel by putting digital solutions and customer experience in the forefront, we believe there are a lot of opportunities for growth and it is the time to build and scale our airport hospitality solutions in Canada, said Sylvio Angelone. In our commitment to make travel better, we believe with Pascal at the helm, he will drive the team to success and drive our vision in this key market.

Currently, Plaza Premium has airport hospitality solutions at airports across Canada including: Toronto (YYZ), Vancouver (YVR), Edmonton (YEG), Montreal (YUL) and Winnipeg (YWG).

In 2021, Plaza Premium opened two new lounges at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) with the launch of its Landmark Lounge and Concept Lounge as well as the Air France Lounge in Montreal.

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