Michael Zach takes over as head of ground services at Vienna Airport
Michael Zach is taking over responsibility from Franz Spitzer who is moving into semi-retirement
Michael Zach took over the management of ground handling services at Flughafen Wien on January 1, 2024, and is thus responsible for all cargo, baggage, ramp handling as well as aircraft de-icing.
Having worked at the airport since 2006, Zach has been responsible for sales, finance and cargo within the handling services division since 2018, says an official release. "He is now taking over responsibility for the entire handling department from Franz Spitzer who is moving into semi-retirement after a career of almost 30 years at the airport."
"Michael Zach is the ideal choice for the position of Head of Ground Services – he will continue the airport's successful course," says Julian Jäger and Günther Ofner, members of the Management Board, Flughafen Wien. "At the same time, we would like to thank Franz Spitzer for his dedication and commitment to our airport, which he has played a key role in shaping for many years. We wish him all the best for this new chapter in his life."
Zach adds "Since 2018, I have been able to help develop ground handling at Vienna Airport together with Franz Spitzer. I am very pleased to now have the opportunity to assume overall responsibility for ground handling services at the airport and to continue the successful cooperation with my colleagues here."
For air cargo, 10 category F aircraft parking positions (Boeing 747-8, Antonov 124) are available in the close vicinity of the handling facilities, the release added. Flughafen Wien, the Vienna stock exchange listed operating company, is one of the largest employers in its region with more than 5,400 employees.