Emirates has confirmed that Lufthansa's former chief marketing officer, Thierry Antinori, will become its new sales chief next month.

The Dubai-based airline stated that it has appointed Antinori as executive vice-president passenger sales worldwide, effective 1 October.

He will succeed Richard Vaughan, who is retiring.

Antinori left Lufthansa Group in late March just days before he was due to become chief executive of Austrian Airlines on 1 April.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news