Our sister publication Air Transport Intelligence reports that TUI Travel’s airline operations chief, Christoph Mueller, is to step down.
David Kaminski-Morrow writes that Mueller is stepping down from the board today and will leave the company on 31 October.
TUI Travel says Mueller considers that “it is the right time” for his departure and that he is to “pursue other interests”.
The former head of German airline TUIfly, Mueller took on his current role two years ago as TUI Group merged its tour operation with the UK’s First Choice Holidays to form TUI Travel.
In this position he oversaw not only TUIfly but the other TUI carriers in Europe. During his tenure TUIfly agreed a strategic partnership with Air Berlin, while reorganisation of UK services has helped to cut unprofitable routes.