The head of Germany’s second largest airline, Air Berlin, Stefan Pichler, has to leave the ailing company, according to Reports. The “Manager magazine” and the “picture on Sunday” to write, with reference to group circles that the Manager stand in front of the detachment by Thomas Winkelmann from the competitor Lufthansa. Air Berlin did not want to comment on this on request. Allegedly, the decision is to be announced but in the next few days, officially.
The “Manager Magazin” wrote, Pichler will his resignation to 31. January 2017 to explain. Air Berlin have been scheduled for Sunday, may 15, at an extraordinary meeting of the Supervisory Council. The Berlin-based flying for quite some time losses. Financial injections of the Arab large shareholder Etihad were in the air. Among other things, the company is trying to push through the lease of machinery to its cost.
Pichler was the first since February 2015 Air-Berlin-Chef. According to the newspaper, he should be retiring now, however, self-planned. The airline had in the past few years, changing Chairman.