Mexico City, Mexico. KidZania Journal, January 2, 2012. KidZania announced today the appointment of Mr. Andrés Fabre as its Chief Operating Officer (COO). Andrés is a seasoned executive with more than 25 years in the aviation business. He started his career as a pilot for Mexicana Airlines, where he served for over 7 years.
Before joining KidZania, Andrés was CEO of Aviacsa, where he was invited to lead the restructuring of the airline and prepare it for the re-start of operations. Prior to Aviacsa, he was Chief Operating Officer for Aerolíneas Argentinas, initiating the transformation into a world-class airline.
Before Aerolíneas Argentinas, Mr. Fabre was selected by the shareholders of Volaris to become the first employee of the company, responsible of the start up and operational certification of the airline from scratch, while playing a key role in the design of the value proposition, culture and business model. He served as Technical and Operations Director for 3 years and then he was appointed Chief Operating Officer.
He also contributed in Mas Cargo Air- LAN Airlines Group as Director of Operations and as Safety Manager.
Andrés has been involved with the travel and hospitality industry since he was 15, working at his family’s travel agencies, and is also an entrepreneur founding an innovative human-centric office-cleaning business.
Andrés Fabre was born in Paris, France. He is an air transport pilot, holds a Bachelor in Business Administration specialized in Tourism and post graduate courses on Finance.
As COO of KidZania, Andrés will be reporting directly to our President and CEO and will oversee the Development and Operation of KidZania cities (Franchises), the KidZania Intelligence Agency (K.I.A.) and the University of KidZania.