Published on : Thursday, December 10, 2020
Jens Ritter has been appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of Eurowings and will join the management from April 1, 2020. Ritter will succeed Michael Knitter, who will leave the German airline at the end of March. At present, he is serving as the Chief Operating Officer and part of the extended management board at Austrian Airlines.
Ritter will be responsible for forming a three-member Eurowings management board together with Jens Bischof, Chief Executive, and Frank Bauer, Head of Finance. He comes with valuable experience as Chief Operating Officer of the Lufthansa subsidiary Austrian Airlines.
Ritter started his flying career in 2000 with Lufthansa after studying aerospace in Munich and training as an Airbus A320 pilot at the Bremen Commercial Aviation School. In 2008, he switched to the Airbus A330/340 as a long-haul pilot, and in 2014 he trained at Germanwings to become a captain on the Airbus A320.