Eurowings has named Lufthansa manager Thomas Lindner to succeed joint chief executive Peter Kranich, who is leaving the regional carrier to become chief operations officer at Brussels Airlines.
Kranich jointly led Eurowings with Jochen Wallisch and was responsible for flight and ground operations, training and maintenance.
Lindner joins the airline from parent Lufthansa, where he had previously been in charge of the Milan-based Lufthansa Italia operations, which was closed last year.
Lindner will assume the new role on 1 March.
Wallisch, who joined Eurowings last October, will continue to be responsible for finances, accounting, control, IT and human resources.