Austrian Airlines regional subsidiary Tyrolean Airways has named Klaus Froese as its new managing director with effect from 1 February 2013.
Froese currently serves as managing director of Lufthansa CityLine, and takes over the role from Gaudenz Ambuhl.
He began his career as a pilot in 1987, as a first officer with the predecessor of Lufthansa CityLine, Deutsche Luftverkehrsgesellschaft (DLT). He has worked as a pilot for the Lufthansa Group since 1989.
Froese began his management career while still a pilot in 1998, when he was appointed manager of quality. In 2002, he took over management of the group safety pilot and quality management operations department of Lufthansa. In 2006, Froese was appointed as the managing director of Lufthansa CityLine.
His immediate scope of responsibilities at Tyrolean will include flight and ground operations, crew training and integrated technical operations. He will oversee fleet renewal and the restructuring of the company as a hub carrier within Lufthansa's European network.