Continental Airlines, which has just joined Star
Alliance, has restructured and reinforced its sales and marketing
division in the Asia Pacific region.
The organizational restructuring efforts include
the appointment of Matt Miller as Managing Director, Asia Pacific.
He previously served at the airline's Houston headquarters as
Managing Director, International Pricing & Revenue Management.
Based in Tokyo, Miller is now responsible for overseeing
Continental's sales, marketing, pricing and revenue management
throughout the Asia Pacific region, including Guam, Honolulu,
Japan, mainland China and Hong Kong.
Managing Director for Greater China and Southeast Asia, Toru
Takahashi, Senior Director - Japan sales & marketing and David
Kendell, Director - sales and marketing for Guam and Micronesia,
will report directly to Matt Miller. Additionally four management
representatives of Pricing & Revenue Management divisions in
Japan, Guam and Houston will also report directly to Miller.
"Our Asia Pacific regional sales and marketing teams
have all pulled together to deliver positive results for
Continental, despite the current global economic downturn," said
Dave Hilfman, Continental Airlines’ Senior Vice President of
Worldwide Sales. "Now that Continental Airlines has joined Star
Alliance and such outstanding partner airlines like Air China,
ANA, Shanghai Airlines, Singapore and United, we find ourselves in
a significantly enhanced competitive position to attract new and
increased business. We also consider ourselves very fortunate to
have a superb team of sales & marketing professionals throughout
the Asia Pacific region led by some truly talented leaders like
Matt, Wally, Toru, and David, all who have many years of
experience in the airline industry. I have every confidence that
the latest organizational changes will position Continental for
continued success as we work closely with our corporate clients
and travel agency partners to meet their needs and grow our
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