Lufthansa names Molnar GM Thailand

BANGKOK, 26 June 2017: Lufthansa Group has appointed Stefan Molnar as the new general manager sales in Thailand.

He will lead efforts to improve passenger airlines sales in Thailand, Vietnam and the Mekong region.

Lufthansa will be the first European carrier to fly the A380 to Bangkok when the service starts this October.

Stefan Molnar

Molnar is responsible for all sales and marketing initiatives for the Lufthansa Group Airlines, namely Austrian Airlines, Eurowings, Lufthansa German Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines, in Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos.

He succeeds Dirk Grossmann who held the same post for the last six years and he is now general manager Sales in Moscow, Russia.

“I am very pleased to announce Stefan Molnar as the new general manager for this  market. At the same time,” said Lufthansa Group Airlines senior director sales Southeast Asia and Pacific, Heiko Brix.

He continued: “With the new management and recently integrated teams in Thailand, Vietnam and the Mekong region, I am confident we will continue to deliver the Lufthansa Group success story in this region.”

Bringing with him 18 years of airline industry experience, Molnar said: “I am very happy to take on this new challenge…Lufthansa Group Airlines are strengthening their presence in Thailand and demonstrating continuous commitment to this market.”

“For example, we are upgrading our fleet from a Boeing B747-400 to an Airbus A380 in the winter schedule starting end October this year to service the route between Bangkok and Frankfurt. This is an increased capacity of 37% to meet the market demand during this season.”

Lufthansa is also reintroducing its first class product to Bangkok that comes with the A380. Eurowings is also operating the Phuket/Cologne route twice weekly again in the winter schedule.

Besides the Lufthansa Group Airlines, which offer 23 weekly flights from Thailand to Europe, there are also other important Lufthansa Group Business segments present in Thailand, such as LSG Sky Chefs Thailand Ltd, Lufthansa and SWISS Cargo, Lufthansa Global Business Services Bangkok, Lufthansa Systems and Lufthansa Services Thailand Ltd. In total, the group employs 1,300 staff in Thailand.