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Thomas Cook Group proposes new structure for airlines in UK, Germany and Belgium, new mgt board

6-Feb-2013 12:24 PM

Thomas Cook Group stated (05-Feb-2013) that as part of its on-going transformation and development of its strategy for the Group’s airlines, it is proposing a new structure for its airlines in the UK, Germany and Belgium. From 01-Mar-2013, Condor (the Thomas Cook airline brand in Germany), Thomas Cook Airlines UK and Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium will come together as one airline segment within the group. A new group airline management board will lead the new structure, chaired jointly by Christoph Debus, group head of air travel and Condor CEO Ralf Teckentrup. The Board will also include Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia CEO Torben Østergaard, head of group maintenance Paul Horstink, and Thomas Cook Group procurement director Nikolaus Kirner. The new Group airline management board will be further strengthened by the appointment of Cor Vrieswijk, who will join Thomas Cook as the new COO of Thomas Cook Airlines UK from 01-Mar-2013. In addition to this UK specific role, he will coordinate and oversee all operational activities across Thomas Cook Airlines as part of his wider remit. Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia, which currently operates a different business model, will work closely with the new Group airline, coordinating across all functional areas, whilst exploring ways to integrate more fully in the medium term. [more - original PR] [more - original PR - German