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Euro Hockey Challenge 2016

Win 2 VIP tickets to the Euro Hockey Challenge 2016 in Geneva

Euro Hockey Challenge 2016

As the official airline of the Swiss national ice hockey teams, we are delighted to have 3 pairs of VIP tickets for the international match between Switzerland and Latvia to give away.

Programme for Friday, 29 April 2016

From 17.30 h
Arrival followed by VIP Dinner

19.45 h
Match between Switzerland and Latvia starts

22.00 h
Approximate time of the end of the event

Where is this year's Men's World Ice Hockey Championship being held?

a) Russia
b) Canada

Email the correct answer as quickly as possible, and no later than Monday, 11 April 2016, to Good luck!

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Jürg Christen named Head of Sales Switzerland

Personnel News

Jürg Christen has been appointed Head of Sales Switzerland of SWISS and the Lufthansa Group, a newly-created function in which – in line with the new process alignment for Lufthansa Group Hub Airlines – he will be responsible for all the premium group airline brands (Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines) in the Swiss market. He will assume his new duties on 1 July. Dieter Vranckx, who is currently our SWISS Head of Sales for Switzerland, Germany & Austria, has been appointed Vice President Asia-Pacific for Lufthansa Group Airlines, based in Singapore, by the Lufthansa Group Executive Board.

Jürg Christen, who is 55 and a Swiss national, is currently serving as the Shanghai-based Regional Director for Greater China and Head of the Lufthansa Group Airlines (Lufthansa, SWISS & Austrian) Sales & Marketing Organization for China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, a position in which he has acquired a thorough familiarity with the brands, products and organizations of all three Hub Airlines. He can also draw on extensive further experience within the airline sector with both SWISS and our predecessor Swissair, and held a number of key SWISS management positions, culminating in General Manager Sales & Marketing Asia-Pacific, based in Zurich, between 2003 and 2011. He also speaks fluent French, having grown up near Biel.

In his new capacity Jürg Christen will be responsible for all sales, distribution management and distribution services in Switzerland for all Lufthansa Group Hub Airlines. His line superior will be our CCO Markus Binkert, and he will be a member of the Commercial Team; and in functional terms he will report to Jens Bischof, Process Owner Sales for the Lufthansa Group.

Gregor Koncilja, our Head of Global Key Accounts & Business Sales Switzerland, will serve as acting head of our SWISS Market Switzerland organization between now and the end of June.

“In Jürg Christen, we are delighted to have filled this new position with such a proven airline professional with international experience,” says Markus Binkert. “I am very pleased to see him returning to Switzerland, and I wish him every success and satisfaction with the new challenges ahead.”