Lufthansa General Manager Sales for East Africa Mr. Tobias Ernst is set to leave the country after a four-and-a-half-year stint in Kenya.
Mr Ernst, who will take up the same position in Morocco in January 2020 will be replaced by Mr Andre Schulz who is currently the General Manager, Sales in South Africa.
Through a farewell note to the Kenya Association of Travel Agents (KATA) Mr Ernst expressed gratitude to the association for their support as business partners during his time in Kenya.
“Together we have substantially strengthened the overall LH-Group (Lufthansa & Swiss) position in Kenya. I would like to thank you and all your KATA members wholeheartedly for this great support already at this point of time,” he said.
He pointed out that the support by KATA members was a major contributing factor responsible for Lufthansa now being firmly positioned amongst the top 5 of the international airlines in the Kenyan market.
KATA CEO Mr Nicanor Sabula wished him well in his new position and promised to accord his successor support as he takes on his new position in the Kenyan market.
“The travel agents’ community in Kenya and I in particular will remember you as an astute airline manager who stood with us during our most trying moments and one who understood our market better. This is clearly demonstrated by the growth of LH market share in Kenya,” he said
The KATA community looks forward to welcoming Mr Schulz and wishes Mr Ernst all the best in his new designation.