aage-DunhauptHe will report directly to CEO Wolfgang Prock-Schauer.”In Aage Dünhaupt airberlin has gained a communication expert with proven expertise in the aviation industry. He has handled the communications for many restructuring operations and will be able to apply this know-how to airberlin very successfully,” said Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, CEO airberlin.

Until recently, Aage Dünhaupt was a member of the Lufthansa Passage Board, based in Frankfurt and responsible for product, sales and marketing communications, and also in charge of communications for the Lufthansa Group in south-east Europe, the Middle East and Africa. From 2007 to 2011 he was the Head of Corporate Communications for Europe, based in London – it was at this time that several major acquisitions took place in Austria, Belgium and the UK. Aage Dünhaupt began his career in 2001 as spokesman and later Director of International Communications with Lufthansa Technik in Hamburg. A business graduate, he studied Business Administration in Hamburg and Kiel, specialising in international marketing.

Aage Dünhaupt takes over from Uwe Berlinghoff, who is leaving airberlin after many years, to take on new challenges.

airberlin is one of the leading airlines in Europe and flies to 171 destinations worldwide each year. The second largest airline in Germany carried more than 31.5 million passengers in 2013. airberlin offers a global route network through its strategic partnership with Etihad Airways, which has a 29.21% share in airberlin, and through membership of the oneworld® airline alliance. The airline with the award-winning service operates codeshare flights worldwide with 18 airlines.The airline with the award-winning service operates codeshare flights worldwide with 18 airlines. The fleet has an average age of five years and is among the most modern and eco-efficient in Europe.