Laurent Magnin, 58, self-taught, began his career at 15 with his father in the charter aviation section at Le Bourget airport. He then spent more than 24 years at Corsair as Head of Sales and Marketing before being asked to lead Star Airlines in 2006 as Managing Director. The airline was renamed XL Airways and quickly became the number 1 tourist airline for French Tour Operators under his stewardship. Today, Laurent presides over 4 entities: XL Airways, La Compagnie, Crystal TO and Héliades. These companies all fall under the umbrella of the DreamJet Participations holding company. Laurent has solid experience in the field of civil aviation. His career at the service of successful French airlines has given him a true vision of this sector.