Erfurt-Weimar Airport will continue to be managed by Gerd Stöwer until at least the end of 2023. Following a recommendation from the Supervisory Board, the manager received a contract extension from the shareholders' meeting.
Options have already been agreed for the period thereafter. Stöwer came to Erfurt-Weimar Airport as interim managing director in October of the previous year. It was originally planned that he should bridge the time until a new boss was found and appointed, but it was now agreed that the manager would take over the job himself.
"Prof. Together with the workforce and in close coordination with the owners, Stöwer led the airport through the crisis and has now successfully positioned it on the market again. I am therefore pleased that we were able to win him over with his extensive industry experience to continue our cooperation, ”said Benjamin-Immanuel Hoff, Minister of Transport of Thuringia.
Born in Berlin and with a degree in aerospace engineering, he began his aviation career after completing his studies in various management positions at Deutsche Lufthansa in Hamburg and Frankfurt. After reunification, Stöwer built up the Dresden and Leipzig / Halle airports as managing director, before taking on the role of managing director at Münster / Osnabrück airport for many years. He has a teaching position for aviation law and aviation policy at the TU Dresden, where he was appointed professor many years ago. In 2016, Stöwer started his own business as a management consultant, advising airports and airlines before he was brought to Erfurt in autumn 2020.
“It was a great honor for me to be able to help the Free State of Thuringia and especially the state airport in a difficult phase. Now I am pleased that, with the support of the owners and together with my employees, I can further develop the Erfurt-Weimar International Airport and lead it out of the crisis stronger than before, ”explains airport director Gerd Stöwer.