Germany-based regional carrier LGW has named Francesco Sciortino and Michael Knoth as new managing directors, succeeding Peter Knecht and Felix Genze, from Aug. 1. 

Sciortino will also be MD for Germanwings, which operates for Lufthansa LCC subsidiary Eurowings, but their crews have different collective agreements. Sciortino holds a captain’s license for the Airbus A330/340.

Knoth, who has been Eurowings head of finance since 2016, will keep this position in addition to his new role at LGW.

Düsseldorf-based LGW began cooperating with the now bankrupt airberlin in 2007, later becoming a subsidiary. It ceased operations along with airberlin Oct. 27, 2017 until it became part of the Lufthansa takeover deal.

In December 2017, LGW began Airbus A320 wet-lease operations for Eurowings. The carrier had previously been a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 turboprop operator.

Kurt Hofmann hofmann.aviation@netway.at