Philippe Bernand has been named as chairman of the management board of Marseille Provence Airport (AMP). He replaces Pierre Régis who worked at AMP for 28 years, during which traffic almost doubled to nine million passengers in 2017.
Bernand was previously chairman of the management board for Lyon Airport, and will be tasked with pursuing the development of international traffic, monitoring the economic performance of the company, and preparing for the future as part of the hub’s Cap 2025 strategic plan.
Bernand’s initial task will be to prepare for the launch of the Airport Heart, the €250m (US$296m) extension project entrusted to the team of architecture company Foster + Partners.
Commenting on his new role and responsibilities, Bernand said, “Our ambition is to make Marseille Provence a preference in Europe in terms of operational efficiency and customer experience.