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Alexander Flassak confirmed as permanent Lux-Airport CEO



Alexander Flassak, new CEO of Lux-Airport, during the laying of the foundation stone of the future Luxair maintenance hangar on the airport site.  (Photo: Matic Zorman/Maison Moderne/Archives)

Alexander Flassak, new CEO of Lux-Airport, during the laying of the foundation stone of the future Luxair maintenance hangar on the airport site.  (Photo: Matic Zorman/Maison Moderne/Archives)

Alexander Flassak has been confirmed as Chief Executive Officer of Lux-Airport, having acted as interim CEO since the departure of René Steinhaus.

The Board of Directors of Lux-Airport has unanimously confirmed the appointment of Alexander Flassak as CEO. Since the departure of René Steinhaus on 1 May 2022, Flassak had been acting as interim CEO.

Flassak, who is considered an “old hand,” joined Lux-Airport in 2014 as financial director and head of real estate development. He notably managed the construction of the new Cargolux headquarters. Although the headquarters, designed by the architects of Albert Speer + Partner, was conceived for the needs of the freight forwarder, the building belongs to Lux-Airport. Flassak, together with his teams, also successfully managed the completion of the renovation of the airport’s one and only runway.

More recently, he finalised the dossier for Luxair's future maintenance hangar. As with Cargolux, the building in question, built by the Félix Giorgetti company, will be added to the Luxembourg airport operating company’s land bank as soon as it is completed--scheduled for the end of 2023--and will be leased to Luxair.

Previously, Flassak worked for Ernst & Young for nine years in Frankfurt and Luxembourg. He holds four university degrees and in 2012 took up a position as a substitute professor of finance in Mainz, Germany.

Steinhaus, who led Lux-Airport from September 2018 to April 2022 following the departure of Johan Vanneste, has since been appointed vice president growth of Einride, in Stockholm, Sweden, a transport company specialising in the manufacture of autonomous electric trucks.

This article was first published in French by Paperjam and has been translated by Delano.