Continuity ensured at Lufthansa Cargo
Lufthansa Cargo AG has prolonged the contract of executive board member Karl-Rudolf Rupprecht, who has been the cargo carrier’s head of operations since April 2011. He will retain his post for another two years up to March 2016. Rupprecht is responsible for the flight operations and transport management divisions, the freight handling, security and environmental management sectors and for the construction of Lufthansa’s new cargo centre (LCCneo). Rupprecht, who has served the German air transport provider for 25 years, began his professional career in the aircraft maintenance and corporate development fields. In 1995 he became deputy head of marketing and sales at Lufthansa Technik and was promoted to that entity’s managing director in 2000. In 2004 he was appointed head of hub management Frankfurt at Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Lufthansa Cargo AG, which has 4,600 employees worldwide, a transport volume of around 1.7 million t of freight and mail and 8.7 billion sold freight tonne kilometres (2012), is one of the world’s largest airfreight service providers.