Former Cirrus Airlines chief executive Martin Gauss has become the latest in a long line of executives to take the top spot at Hungarian carrier Malev.
He has nearly 20 years’ airline industry experience and has worked as a consultant at the airline for several months. Gauss succeeds Geza Fehervary, who has been acting chief since February and will now return to his role as chief operations officer.
Gauss says: “We will have to decide on a new course to navigate Malev through the current market crisis and make the airline fit to face the future. I am looking at a significant conversion and turnaround of Malev.”
The 40-year-old German began his aviation career as a Boeing 737 pilot for Deutsche BA. He went on to become Deutsche BA managing director, overseeing the airline’s integration into AirBerlin.