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Prock-Schauer - Chief Executive Officer Air Berlin

Old Jan 7, 13, 4:01 am
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Prock-Schauer - Chief Executive Officer Air Berlin

News former BMI CEO - "Air Berlin Plc. Germany's second-largest airline, Monday said Wolfgang Prock-Schauer would become Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of the company on January 7. He has been Chief Strategy and Planning Officer and member of the company's Management Board since October 1, 2012."

Get ready for some exciting new Air Berlin routes, Nagorno-Karabakh, Pyongyang perhaps? Think they already go to Amman.
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Old Jan 7, 13, 4:26 am
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Old Jan 7, 13, 5:47 am
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Sweepstake on a closing date starts here. I'll go with September 2013....
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Old Jan 7, 13, 5:59 am
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Haha just got the Google news emails!
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Old Jan 7, 13, 7:47 am
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Lufthansa is good at supplying CEOs and VPs for its rivals.
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Old Jan 7, 13, 9:30 am
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*A is as good in IT as bmi was. Herr Power-Shower's cv is still online.

I'm more inclined to wish he'll introduce C+M at TopBonus

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Old Jan 7, 13, 10:55 am
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I see this as a good move. He had the plans, the ambition and the desire to get bmi back on the main stage, but it was just LH that had cold feet. To that, it's nice to see him working to rival LH.

Air Berlin do have some similar challengers though - a need to find out and re-focus on what they're good at (whatever that is) rather than the assembly of various different merged airline.
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Old Jan 7, 13, 12:00 pm
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At least when he ran bmi he did have a viable airport that he could use as his hub.

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Old Jan 7, 13, 12:45 pm
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Since I need AB to get me out of my home airport to pretty much any hub except LHR, this is bad news...AB is also bleeding money, I expect a repeat of BD performance from Herr Prock-Schauer, maybe a distress sale to EY??
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Old Jan 8, 13, 3:08 am
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Since I need AB to get me out of my home airport to pretty much any hub except LHR, this is bad news...AB is also bleeding money, I expect a repeat of BD performance from Herr Prock-Schauer, maybe a distress sale to EY??
Indeed, EY may feature. They have a 29% stake in AB & a 70% stake in their FFP, TopBonus. They are already committed to fitting EYs fully flat J seat to their A332's as well. Happy days.
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Old Jan 8, 13, 6:08 am
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Today's Financial Times has an interesting - edited - career progression for Mr Double-Barrel. After mentioning his AB history, it goes on to say:
Originally Posted by Financial Times
Mr Prock-Schauer, who previously worked for Austrian Airlines and Jet in India ...
Uh-huh. None of that bmi experience for FT readers, then.

At least AB mentions Mr D-B's bmi experience in the final paragraph:
Originally Posted by Air Berlin
From 2009 to 2012 Wolfgang Prock-Schauer was CEO of British Midland International, where he introduced numerous productivity improvements.
http://www.airberlingroup.com/en/ir/...O-at-airberlin
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Old Feb 18, 13, 1:34 am
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Thought this might interest people. Here's the 'letter from Wolfgang' from this month's Airberlin in-flight magazine.


Is it just me or has the power-shower aged quite significantly? Clearly bmi took its toll!
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Old Feb 18, 13, 1:51 am
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Maybe its deliberate. Germans find old CEOs especially reassuring!
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Old Feb 18, 13, 11:14 am
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I dunno...I actually think that picture makes him look a lot younger!
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Old Feb 18, 13, 3:11 pm
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Stuff that, look what happened last time he got his hands on a 330-... scrapped, at 10 years old!

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