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Eurowings Discover expands management team

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Eurowings Discover expands management team

  • Bernd Bauer, CEO Edelweiss, takes over the position of CEO of Eurowings Discover in addition to his existing role
  • Wolfgang Raebiger focuses on duties as COO and accountable manager at Eurowings Discover
  • Eurowings Discover and Edelweiss retain their independence
  • Expansion of the Lufthansa Group's tourism expertise

The two leisure airlines of the Lufthansa Group, Edelweiss and Eurowings Discover, are to further expand their tourism competence in the future.

To this end, both airlines, which will remain independent in the future, will have a joint CEO: Bernd Bauer, CEO of Edelweiss airline in Switzerland since 2014, will assume this position on October 1, 2022.

The management team of Eurowings Discover will thus be expanded and strengthened. The airline, which was founded during the Corona pandemic in challenging times, has experienced rapid growth. It has successfully positioned itself in the market and operates with high reliability and punctuality.

Edelweiss has a vast and decades-long experience in the tourism sector. It is the leading Swiss vacation airline based at Zurich Airport. The development of Eurowings Discover in Germany was designed along its lines.

Together with the management teams in Frankfurt at Eurowings Discover and in Zurich at Edelweiss, Bernd Bauer is to further accelerate the expansion of the Lufthansa Group's offering in the tourism segment. At Eurowings Discover, Wolfgang Raebiger will in future focus on the role as COO (Chief Operating Officer) and Accountable Manager, while Helmut Woelfel will remain CCO (Chief Commercial Officer). At Edelweiss, David Birrer will remain COO and Patrick Heymann CCO of the company.

Eurowings Discover and Edelweiss focus on tourist destinations on short-, medium- and long-haul routes. They thus complement the network airlines' offerings. Edelweiss is based at the SWISS hub in Zurich, while Eurowings Discover flies from Frankfurt and Munich. Both airlines will retain their independence and continue to operate under their familiar brands in their respective markets.


About Eurowings Discover
Eurowings Discover is the new leisure airline of the Lufthansa Group. Operating out of Frankfurt and Munich this new carrier takes travelers to the world's most beautiful short, medium and long haul destinations. The claim of Eurowings Discover is to tailor the travel experience to the individual needs of its guests and to make the flight a special experience. Through integration into the Lufthansa network, travelers benefit from direct connections to all German and European Lufthansa departure points, as well as an end-to-end booking process and seamless transfers. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, the airline draws on the expertise and experience of one of the world's leading aviationcompanies. Flights can be booked on


Leonie Bueb

Leonie Bueb

Press contact Director Corporate Communications & Spokesperson Discover Airlines +49 (0)69 696 40923

Discover Airlines

Discover Airlines is the Lufthansa Group's quality leisure airline in Germany, flying travelers from Frankfurt and Munich to the most beautiful holiday destinations in the world. A cutting-edge product tailored to the needs of leisure travelers and the crew’s welcoming service, make flying with Discover Airlines a real pleasure. Since the summer of 2021, Discover Airlines has complemented the Lufthansa Group's offering in the growing segment of leisure travel. Guests benefit from an end-to-end booking process and seamless transfers at the Frankfurt and Munich hubs as well as at many global destinations of the Lufthansa Group and its partner airlines. Discover Airlines is headquartered in Frankfurt, currently operates a fleet of 22 aircraft and employs around 2,000 people. The flights can be booked on, via all booking channels and websites of the Lufthansa Group, and in travel agencies.

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