11
February
2022
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11:41
Europe/Amsterdam

Edi Wolfensberger to become Chief Operating Officer at Eurowings

Summary
  • Brussels Airlines COO will become Eurowings Managing Director as soon as possible
  • Former Eurowings COO Jens Ritter will be new CEO of Lufthansa Airlines

Edi Wolfensberger, currently Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Brussels Airlines, will join the management board of Eurowings as Chief Operating Officer at the next possible date. Together with Jens Bischof (Eurowings CEO and Speaker of the Executive Board) and Kai Duve (Board member Finance, Human Resources and IT), Edi Wolfensberger will be part of a three-member Eurowings Executive Board going forward.

Former Eurowings COO Jens Ritter is set to move to Frankfurt and become the new CEO of Lufthansa Airlines on 1 April 2022. Ritter succeeds Klaus Froese, who is handing over his post after more than six years on the Executive Board of Lufthansa Airlines and will be flying for Lufthansa as a captain in the future.

Edi Wolfensberger: internationally experienced operations manager

Edi Wolfensberger (40) has been Chief Operating Officer at Brussels Airlines since 2019 and heads the operational departments Flight Operations, Maintenance & Engineering, Ground Operations, and Safety and Security. He also serves as Accountable Manager for the Belgian airline. Previously, Wolfensberger held the position of Managing Director at Lufthansa Aviation Training Switzerland AG, where he established the cooperation between the newly merged companies within the Lufthansa Aviation Training Group from 2017 to 2019. Among other things, the company conducts cockpit, cabin and technical training for SWISS International Air Lines. As managing director at the Airline Training Center Arizona, he was previously instrumental in the turnaround of the US company based in Phoenix, where he was responsible for Finance, HR & Facilities.

Edi Wolfensberger started his career in the aviation industry in 2007 as a maintenance and engineering controller at Swiss International Airlines. Over the next seven years, he progressed through various roles in the Finance and Commercial departments, most recently as Head of Channel Management.