A lifelong airline professional, Hedvig’s career with Air France began in 1996 as a Deputy Manager at Budapest airport in Hungary. In 2017, she became the first woman and non-French citizen to lead Air France operations at JFK Airport. Soon after she took over her position, she faced a major snowstorm hitting the New York metro area and decided to preemptively cancel all flights. Her leadership allowed hundreds of passengers on both sides of the Atlantic to stay safe at homes or hotels and not be stranded at airports for days.
Today, Hedvig oversees operations which affect 1.3 million passengers annually at New York-JFK airport—Air France’s biggest station. She manages a team of over 100 people and oversees the airlines’ important historic and strategic routes between Paris airports and JFK.
Born in Hungary, Hedvig started playing piano at the age of six and continues to be a passionate player to this day. She is also an avid hiker and clay shooter. She is married and has a 26 year-old son.