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Dr. Andreas Kraus

Head of Market Europe

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Dr. Andreas Kraus serves as Associate Partner responsible for the market Europe and leads the solution group Commercial. 

His expertise includes airline and airport strategy projects with a focus on marketing and business development. Furthermore, he has gained aviation experience in restructuring and process re-engineering projects also in ancillary aviation businesses such as fuelling, maintenance, flight training and ground handling. He has significant experience in the aviation business and directed projects worldwide.

Recent assignments & responsibility

  • SATA Internacional: Project Director for the development of a long-term fleet strategy and optimization of the network
  • Czech Airlines Technics: Project Director for the assessment of the maintenance organization and its processes
  • TNK Avia, Russia: Project Director for the Support of the international Expansion of TNK Avia’s Fuelling Services
  • Investor group, United Arab Emirates: Project Manager for the Establishment of a new Start-up Airline in Africa
  • EgyptAir: Project Manager for the Optimization of Pricing and Revenue Management Processes
  • Saudi Arabian Airline: Task Manager for the Airline Partnership and Alliance Evaluation
  • Moscow Vnukovo Airport, Russia; Project Manager Air Service Development Strategy
  • Transaero, Russia: Project Manager Strategy for the international points of sale

Qualifications

  • Graduate of Cologne University, Germany: Master degrees in Business Management and Economic Geography
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA: Professional Course in Airport Systems - Strategic Planning and Detailed Design 
  • IATA Training Centre, Montreal, Canada: Professional Course in Airline 
  • Ph.D. in Economics from Cologne University
  • Transport Policy Adviser at the Federation of German Industries
  • Research Fellow at the University of Cologne
  • Lecturer of aviation management courses at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel/DE and at the University of Applied Science in Frankfurt/DE