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WestJet announces Kirsten de Brujin as new Executive VP, Cargo

As WestJet's Executive Vice-President, Cargo, de Bruijn will play a role in building the airline's dedicated cargo capabilities and service offerings.

April 5, 2022   by CM Staff

Kirsten de Brujin, WestJet, Executive Vice-President, Cargo (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)

CALGARY — On Apr. 5, WestJet announced the appointment of Kirsten de Brujin, as Executive Vice-President, Cargo. De Brujin will join WestJet’s executive leadership team later this month, following a successful immigration process.

De Brujin brings air cargo experience in the airline industry. She joins WestJet Cargo most recently from Qatar Airways, where she served as Senior Vice President Cargo Sales and Network Planning. During her time at Qatar Airways, de Brujin managed the airline’s global cargo sales organization including product development and marketing and was responsible for the freighter network planning department. Prior to her tenure at Qatar Airways, de Brujin served as Vice President, Cargo Pricing and Interline at Emirates Sky Cargo.

“Kirsten has demonstrated consistent and proven success in driving strategic growth for an impressive portfolio of Cargo businesses around the globe,” said Alexis von Hoensbroech, WestJet CEO. “As WestJet Cargo enters a pivotal moment of providing much-needed competitive choice and prices to customers across our network and beyond, there is no better leader for the task.”

As WestJet’s Executive Vice-President, Cargo, de Bruijn will play a role in building the airline’s dedicated cargo capabilities and service offerings, while trying to grow a cargo organization capable of succeeding within a rapidly evolving market.

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“I am thrilled to be joining WestJet Cargo as the business sets sights on a competitive and aggressive expansion,” said de Brujin. “With such a strong foundation supported by a growing fleet, team and complementary network, I am confident that WestJet Cargo has a bright future ahead as we strive to bring customers more choice and the caring customer service akin to the WestJet brand”.


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