(The following press release from Austrian Airlines was received by 
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28.11.2012 / 157e 
Klaus Froese becomes new Managing Director of Tyrolean 
Klaus Froese (49), currently the managing director of Lufthansa CityLine, is to 
become the new managing director of Tyrolean Airways from 1 February 2013. The 
flight operations of the Austrian Airlines Group have been bundled in Tyrolean 
Airways since 1 July 2012. 
Jaan Albrecht, CEO Austrian Airlines, said the following: “I am pleased Klaus 
Froese has agreed to our request for him to support the reorientation of the 
Austrian Airlines Group. The combination of management expertise in cabin, 
cockpit, technical operations and his personal experience as a pilot make him 
the perfect addition to our group. The quality of his expertise and proven 
ability to manage issues such as integration, safety and quality made it clear 
to us that he was exactly the person we were looking for.” 
Froese takes over from Gaudenz Ambühl (61), who fulfilled the function 
exceptionally during the transitional period immediately following the transfer 
of flight operations to Tyrolean Airways. After working as the COO on the SWISS 
Executive Board, Ambühl had already retired, and was initially employed as a 
consultant on the restructuring efforts of the new management team under Jaan 
Albrecht at Austrian Airlines. 
Klaus Froese began his career as a pilot in 1987, as a first officer with the 
predecessor of Lufthansa CityLine, Deutsche Luftverkehrsgesellschaft mbH, or 
DLT. He has working as a pilot for the Lufthansa Group since 1989. He has 
worked as a pilot on the Embraer 120 and 190/195, Bombardier CRJ 200/700/900, 
Fokker 50, Boeing 737, and Boeing 747, and as a training captain on the Airbus 
A320 fleet. 
Klaus Froese began his management career whilst still a pilot in 1998, when he 
was appointed manager of Quality Management. In 2002, he took over the 
management of the Group Safety Pilot and Quality Management Operations 
department of Lufthansa. In 2006, Froese, who was born in Bonn, was appointed 
as the managing director of Lufthansa CityLine GmbH. As part of overall 
commercial management, his immediate scope of responsibilities will take in 
flight operations, including cabin, ground operations, crew training and 
integrated technical operations. During this time, he will be called upon to 
oversee a wide-ranging fleet renewal programme and the restructuring of the 
company as a hub carrier within Lufthansa’s European traffic. 
Lufthansa CityLine is a sister company of Austrian Airlines and a 
100-percent-owned subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Its fleet includes 60 
medium- and short-haul jets. Lufthansa CityLine employs around 2,300 people. 
Austrian Airlines AG, registered office: Vienna, registered with Vienna 
Commercial Court under FN 111000k, DVR 0091740. This e-mail is confidential and 
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