airberlin has unveiled several initiatives to strengthen its management structure and streamline the operation of its board.
The changes will see Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, an experienced airline industry executive, join the management team as chief strategy and network planning officer.
Formerly chief executive at bmi, Prock-Schauer, also held the position of chief executive at Jet Airways in India and senior executive positions with Austrian Airlines.
He will be responsible for network planning, alliances and revenue management when he joins airberlin on October 1st.
Hartmut Mehdorn, airberlin chief executive, said: “In the increasingly challenging environment we face today, we will benefit from Wolfgang’s experience and management expertise.”
airberlin is Germany’s second largest airline with a workforce of 9,300 employees.
The fleet comprises 152 aircraft with an average age of five years, making it one of the most modern fleets in Europe.
As one of the major European airlines, airberlin flies to 170 destinations in 40 countries. In 2011, over 35 million passengers were transported.