Christian Schindler has been appointed as Lufthansa’s new general manager for the UK & Ireland, replacing Marianne Sammann following her transfer to Munich.
Schindler, who takes up his new job based at London Heathrow Airport today, has been with Lufthansa for just over 20 years and moves from his previous position as general manager of Lufthansa Korea.
Commenting on his appointment, Schindler said: “I am taking over at an exciting time, with Lufthansa having recently started new services from Aberdeen and London Gatwick as well as announcing new daily services to Berlin from Manchester and Birmingham as part of a major investment at the new Berlin-Brandenburg “Willy Brandt” Airport which is due to open in June 2012.
“In the current economic climate, this expansion demonstrates Lufthansa’s commitment to continue to enhance the offering to our passengers across the UK and Ireland.
Christian Schindler was born in Kempten, Germany in 1970 and studied to become an Air Traffic agent at the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
He received a diploma in Business Management from the university, Fernuniversität Hagen, in Germany during his second post as the Network Planning Manager in 1996.