By mutual agreement, Peter Malanik (50), Chief Operating Officer at Austrian Airlines, will leave the carrier effective May 25. CEO Jaan Albrecht and CCO Karsten Benz will take over his responsibilities on the board.
“The Supervisory Board extends its thanks to Dr. Malanik for his long-standing commitment and excellent work at Austrian Airlines, especially in his role as a member of the board since 2008. The great dedication Dr. Malanik brought to this position contributed significantly to keeping Austrian Airlines on course as a network carrier”, said Stefan H. Lauer, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Austrian Airlines.
Austrian Airlines is Austria’s largest carrier and operates a global route network of round 130 destinations. That route network is particularly dense in Central and Eastern Europe: with 44 destinations, Austrian Airlines operates the densest route network into this region served by a single airport. Thanks to its favourable geographical location at the heart of Europe, the company’s hub at Vienna International Airport is the ideal gateway between East and West. Austrian Airlines is part of the Lufthansa Group, Europe’s largest airline group, and a member of the Star Alliance, the first global alliance of international airlines.