You left Fiji Airways in the South Pacific to become CEO of Germany´s second largest airline. What was your first impression of airberlin? It is a fact that airberlin had become dramatically lopsided over the past few years. Every year, its yield dropped about 8%. Can you imagine operating flights with 83% load factors and making no profit? Airberlin operates in an excellent market—in the heart of Europe. Nevertheless, I became the fourth CEO in four years. So there was ...

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