Aviation has always been my passion. After finishing school, it was therefore clear for me that I had to find a way to get into the business that has inspired me nearly all my life. I accepted my first job as a ramp agent, and as a reward got introduced to an industry that allowed me to perfectly turn my passion into a profession: Ground Handling.
Since then, when I started dispatching aircrafts at Munich Airport, I have been through different roles with various levels of responsibilities. After completing my studies in Aviation Management that included a trainee program with Lufthansa (where I had deep insights into an airline’s view on hub operations and ground handling), I started working with Swissport as duty station manager, supervising up to 150 departures and 200 employees per shift. Being responsible for all ground handling activities from passenger boarding to turnaround coordination perfectly completed my technical knowledge of aviation ground operations. My first international experience led me to Saudi Arabia where I had the chance to set up Swissport’s Operations Control Center for its new ground handling station at Jeddah’s KAIA Airport. Returning to Munich, I was subsequently asked to take on the role as project manager for setting up a Fixed Base Operator (FBO) at Munich Airport. After successfully completing the assigned projects and an increased interest in project work, I decided to join MAI’s consulting branch.