(06 July 2021)
Hahn Air has appointed Christoph Althoff as Vice
President Airline Business.
Christoph started his career as a strategic consultant for
telecom companies across Europe. In the past 17 years, he has been
working for major travel industry players such as PROS Holding and
Amadeus where he successfully developed data-driven and
customer-centric sales strategies for airlines and other
An expert in digital retailing channels,
Christoph acquired a proven track record of building and leading sales
and account management teams in charge of optimising airline
He has been living in Madrid, Spain, for more than 20
years and speaks German, English and Spanish.
Christoph studied in Germany, Argentina and the
US, and holds a degree in International Relations & Economics.
“When I was with
Amadeus and PROS, I worked closely with Hahn Air,” Christoph said.
impressive to witness the speed, professionalism and enthusiasm of
the Hahn Air colleagues and I am very much looking forward to be
part of the team and to enable the partner airlines to optimise
their revenue with Hahn Air’s distribution solutions.”
Christoph is taking over from Steve
Knackstedt who has been in the role for more than 13 years and
who will retire at the end of 2021.
“We are very pleased to welcome Christoph in our
team,” said Alexander Proschka, Executive Vice President
Commercial at Hahn Air. “We are convinced that our teams and
partners will benefit of his industry knowledge and leadership
skills as well as his expertise in forward-looking technologies
and sales strategy. At the same time, we would like to thank Steve
for his loyalty and commitment during the past 13 years. He has
been instrumental in building one of the largest interline
networks in the world and has facilitated the growth of the Hahn
Air distribution solutions.”
Steve Knackstedt joined Hahn Air in 2007 after 28
years in various senior operations and sales positions with
Continental Airlines and as a consultant for Cologne-Bonn Airport.
Together with his team, Steve enabled Hahn Air partner
airlines to optimise their indirect distribution strategy with
products such as HR-169, H1-Air, X1-Air, HR-EMD and HR-Corporate.
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