Alexis von Hoensbroech

Natural scientist, CEO of Austrian Airlines

Dr Alexis von Hoensbroech was born on 3 October 1970 in Cologne. He studied physics at the University of Bonn before obtaining a doctorate in an astrophysics-related subject at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy. Between 1999 and 2005, he worked at management consultancy company The Boston Consulting Group in Munich and Tokyo, most recently as a Project Manager. His customers were primarily from the airline industry. In 2005, Dr Alexis von Hoensbroech moved to Lufthansa, taking on responsibility for the Strategy & Subsidiaries division of Lufthansa Passage. In 2009, he was named “Project Manager for Airline Integration Management”, where he was responsible for the integration of various airlines, such as Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines, into the Lufthansa Group. From July 2010, the Manager has been “Head of Commercial Frankfurt” for Lufthansa Passage and responsible for network management, revenue management and commercial business management at the airline’s biggest hub. On 1 December 2014, he moved to Lufthansa Cargo AG, serving on its Executive Board as CCO. Since August 1, 2018 von Hoensbroech has been a Member of the Management Board of Austrian Airlines as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Alexis von Hoensbroech is married and has five children.

Austrian Airlines is Austria’s leading airline. The once state-owned and still convincing red-white-red airline operates a route network of around 130 destinations. Thanks to its favourable geographical location and Austrian history as a melting pot of the former crown lands, its home airport Vienna Schwechat is still a hub between East and West today. About 120 of the 360 daily flights lead to Central and Eastern Europe. “AUA”, as it is often abbreviated in Austria, transports around fourteen million passengers a year and employs 7,000 staff from 58 nations. AUA has been part of the Lufthansa Group since 2009. Austrian Airlines is also a member of the Star Alliance, the first global alliance of international airlines.