Lufthansa’s Alexis Hoensbroech to join Austrian Airlines as CEO in August

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April 12, 2018:  In a latest development, Alexis von Hoensbroech, who is currently a member of the executive board and chief commercial officer (CCO) of Lufthansa Cargo, has been appointed as the new CEO and chairman of the management board of Austrian Airlines, from August 1. 

Austrian Airlines is the flag carrier of Austria, and a subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group.

Hoensbroech will succeed Kay Kratky, who is expected to leave the company after his contract ends in July 2018. 

“I am pleased to propose to the supervisory board to approve the appointment of Alexis Hoensbroech as a successor to Kay Kratky, and the CEO of Austrian Airlines,” said Harry Hohmeister, chairman of the supervisory board, Austrian Airlines. 

“Alexis has the perfect know-how to lead Austrian Airlines in its next phase, and establish it as a profitable premium carrier in the highly competitive Austrian market,” said Hohmeister.

Hoensbroech studied physics at the University of Bonn, before obtaining a doctorate in an astrophysics-related subject at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, and at the University of Bonn. 

He commenced his career in 1999 with the Boston Consulting Group in Munich and Tokyo. In 2005, he moved to Lufthansa Passage, where he was responsible to oversee its strategy & subsidiaries division. 

In 2009, Hoensbroech was the project manager with Airline Integration Management, where he was in charge of the integration of Austrian Airlines in the Lufthansa Group. 

Between 2010 and 2014, Hoensbroech was the head of commercial Frankfurt, and was responsible for network planning and sales steering at the Lufthansa flight hub in Frankfurt. In this position, he worked closely with Kay Kratky, who at that time served on the management board of Lufthansa Passage. Since 2014, he was the CCO and member of the executive board of Lufthansa Cargo. 

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