Antonio Tassone, New General Manager of Lufthansa Romania & Republic of Moldova


The group is still the most popular chain of international airline companies in Romania.

In February 2014, Antonion Tassone was appointed General Manager of Lufthansa Group Romania & Republic of Moldova, a capacity in which he is responsible for the two countries’ sales and marketing departments, airline company officials stated Friday in a press conference. Antonio Tassone joined Lufthansa in 2000 as Global Key Account Manager in Paris, France. Seven years later, he took over as Senior Manager of Corporate Business Development for the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe, and Pakistan regions. In 2010, he became the Operations and Sales General Manager of Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines, in Tripoli.
With a 27.2 percent share in an extremely competitive market, the Lufthansa Group has preserved its position as the most popular international airline company group in Romania. Last year, Lufthansa German Airlines increased the number of flights from and to Romania. The occupancy rate was 75.5 percent, up by 2.8 percent compared to the previous year. In 2013, the Lufthansa Group carried 1,378,636 passengers on routes between Romania and hubs like Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf, Zurich, and Vienna, which indicates a 1.85 percent increase from 2012. Lufthansa and other airline companies that are part of the Group, such as Germanwings, SWISS, and Austrian Airlines, are operational in five Romanian cities – Bucharest, Timisoara, Sibiu, Iasi, and Cluj. Lufthansa’s partner companies carry out a total of 97 direct flights per week from Romania to Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf, Zurich, and Vienna.
Last year, Lufthansa enhanced the frequency of flights from Sibiu to Munich to two flights per day and the change will be maintained throughout the summer season. The company also added flights to routes from Timisoara to Munich and Bucharest to Vienna. The usage of larger aircrafts in flights to every available travel destination resulted in a 12 percent increase in Lufthansa’s flight capacity and a 14 percent increase in flights operated by Austrian Airlines. Both Business Class and Economy Class passengers flying from Romania to Germany and vice versa can now enjoy Lufthansa’s ‘New European Cabin,’ equipped with leather seats and more legroom.

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