John Kohlsaat

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport Appoints New Senior Vice President Sales

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport has announced John Kohlsaat (51) as the new Senior Vice President Sales, who will take responsibility for the development of the passenger and cargo airline business. This recruitment is part of a restructuring of its sales department for the airport.

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport is planning to place a more solid focus on the different requirements in the passenger and cargo business. From now on John Kohlsaat will take responsibility for that, leading both divisions and is newly named as Senior Vice President Sales. Kohlsaat succeeds Thomas Kurzweg, who has taken over a new position at Leipzig/Halle Airport.

John Kohlsaat is an acknowledged expert in the aviation industry. He previously worked as a business manager for the airlines Easyjet and Germania. Furthermore, as he was involved in establishing the airline FlyGeorgia, he knows the operational processes of aviation.

Markus Bunk, business manager of Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, said: “Mr. Kohlsaat is an expert for the low-cost-business. He has the expertise and the contacts that are necessary for further development of the passenger business.” In 2015, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport will total 2.6 million passengers – a nine percent increase over the previous year. “We want to build on that because we see further potential for stable growth,” says Bunk.

John Kohlsaat will also be responsible for the cargo business in his position as Senior Vice President Sales. In this division he will be supported by Roger Scheifele, a cargo expert who previously worked for Munich Airport. In September 2015, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport appointed Roger Scheifele as Senior Vice President Sales Cargo. In this position he replaced Christoph Goetzmann, who has left the airport.

A further increase of staff is in preparation to strengthen the cargo business at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport.

Markus Bunk commented: “We are currently in negotiations with another cargo expert and assume that we can welcome a new colleague for this department in 2016.”

The restructuring of its sales department is highly important for Frankfurt-Hahn Airport: “After numerous personnel changes a restart is of essence”, quotes Markus Bunk. “With new, highly experienced colleagues we set an important signal to the customers in the aviation industry.”