Germany's Eurowings has appointed Lufthansa executive Jochen Wallisch to lead the regional airline jointly with chief executive Peter Kranich.

Effective 1 October, Wallisch will be responsible for finances and accounts, controlling, IT systems and human resources.

Flight operations, training, maintenance, cabin and ground operations will remain under Kranich's leadership, the carrier said.

Wallisch joins the company from Lufthansa where he was most recently responsible for remuneration policies and personnel structures.

Due to his experience with tariff policies, Wallisch was "ideally suited to deal with the structures, opportunities and challenges at Eurowings", said Thomas Klühr, chairman of Eurowing's supervisory board and a senior executive at Lufthansa.

The German mainline carrier owns 49% of Eurowings.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news