Gilles Feith is pictured at the 2017 Golden-i gala, where he was awarded CIO of the year
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LuxairGroup has nominated Gilles Feith to take over as CEO from 1 June, as the airline faces its toughest time ever.
Feith currently serves as general coordinator of defence with defence minister François Bausch (déi gréng). LuxairGroup said in a statement issued on Thursday that the proposal to appoint Feith would be made at an extraordinary meeting of the board of directors. The decision was reportedly made after consultation with shareholders.
Feith served as director of the state information technology centre (CTIE) from 2014 to 2016, when he joined the defence ministry.
Luxair was founded in 1948 with an investment of 6 million francs and 2 DC3 aircraft. In 2018, the last year for which it has issued an annual report, 2.1 million passengers flew with Luxair, which handled 957,000 tonnes in freight.
LuxairTours was grounded on 23 March and scheduled Luxair service was halted on 24 March. The airline has said it plans to resume operations on 30 May.