June 27, 2023
At its most recent meeting, the Munich Airport Supervisory Board renewed CEO Jost Lammers’ contract, which was set to expire at the end of 2024, for another five years. The Supervisory Board Chairman, State Minister Albert Füracker, acknowledged the 56-year-old CEO’s achievements and congratulated him on the contract renewal at the meeting.
“Jost Lammers took over responsibility for the airport three and a half years ago. Just a few weeks later, the airport found itself – through no fault of its own – at the center of the greatest crisis in aviation history. With great skill, experience, the instincts required and the support of the entire airport team, he overcame this enormous challenge with flying colors. The decision to renew his contract early is both a thank you and a vote of confidence. With Jost Lammers at the helm, the airport will remain one of the world’s best airports and Bavaria’s gateway to the world!,” said Albert Füracker, Bavarian Finance Minister and Supervisory Board Chairman of Munich Airport.
Jost Lammers has headed the airport company since January 2020 and is also its Chief Human Relations Officer. Since June 2022, Lammers has also been the president of the German Aviation Association (BDL) and on Monday he was appointed Vice President of the Airport Council International ACI World at the ACI World Annual General Assembly in Barcelona.
Lammers is an aviation expert. He has held responsible positions at various European airports since the late 1990s. Before moving to Munich Airport, he was in charge of the Liszt Ferenc Airport in Budapest and played a key role in the success of the Hungarian capital’s airport.
His first few years at Munich Airport were dominated by the Covid-19 pandemic, which brought about the greatest aviation crisis since the war. Aviation has since recovered rapidly and Munich Airport is operating at around 80% of pre-pandemic levels. Intercontinental flights in particular are doing very well, with destinations in the US, India, South Korea, Singapore and Thailand already outperforming 2019 levels.