airberlin has announced the appointment of Götz Ahmelmann as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).
Götz Ahmelmann returns to the German carrier from Etihad Airways where, since 2015, he successfully implemented projects among the European Etihad Airways Partners. He will contribute his valuable international commercial experience to further the future growth of airberlin as a network carrier.
Thomas Winkelmann, Chief Executive Officer, said:
“I’m delighted to welcome Götz back to airberlin to drive forward the new strategic direction of the airline. Götz has a proven track record with many years of experience in the commercial field. As he returns to Germany, he can utilize his existing knowledge and experience of working at airberlin to make changes swiftly.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Julio Rodriguez for his achievements in the CCO role. I wish him success as he moves forward in his career”.
Götz joins airberlin on 1st March. On the same date, Julio Rodriguez takes up the position of Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) with NIKI.
As previously announced, from the summer 2017 season, NIKI will take over airberlin’s transport agreements relating to certain leisure destinations in Southern Europe as well as North Africa and Turkey. airberlin has agreed to sell the shares it indirectly holds in NIKI to Etihad Airways which will, in turn, contribute it to a new airline group to be established with TUI AG.