Austrian Airlines Appoints New CEO

The supervisory board of Austrian Airlines appointed Alexis von Hoensbroech as the new CEO of the Lufthansa subsidiary as of August 1, succeeding Kay Kratky, who will step down after three years in July when his contract ends. Von Hoensbroech is currently Lufthansa Cargo CCO and a member of the executive board.

Von Hoensbroech joined Lufthansa Passage in 2005, where he was responsible for its strategy and subsidiaries division.  In 2009 he was named Project Manager for Airline Integration Management.

From 2010-2014, von Hoensbroech was appointed as Head of Commercial-Frankfurt, where he worked closely with Kratky, who at that time served on the management board of Lufthansa Passage. Since 2014, von Hoensbroech has been CCO and a Lufthansa Cargo executive board member.

Upon supervisory board approval, beginning August 1, Austrian´s management board team will comprise Alexis von Hoensbroech as CEO, Andreas Otto as CCO (also a former Lufthansa Cargo CCO) and Wolfgang Jani as CFO.