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Anil Rodricks represents Lufthansa Group Airlines in Australia

November 22, 2013 Appointments No Comments Email Email

Lufthansa Group, the leading European Airline Group has restructured its sales organization in Australia in order to strengthen the joint sales force and operations of the three Lufthansa Group Airlines Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines.

With immediate effect the Walshes World Agencies Australia Pty Ltd (The Walshe Group) will represent the Lufthansa Group Airlines in Australia jointly as General Sales Agent (GSA). The Walshe Group has been GSA for SWISS already since 2002 and has been sharing offices with Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines since 2007 while working together on various platforms since then. The existing teams will integrate fully over the coming weeks to enhance the level of representation for all Lufthansa Group brands in the market and maximise the potential of harmonized products and the combined networks HH250x250-2from Australia via Asia, America and South Africa to Europe. Lufthansa Group offers the largest network of European destinations of all international network carriers via their hubs in Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna and Zurich. Together with airline partners Lufthansa Group offers connections from all Australian capital cities via 15 gateways in Asia, America and South Africa to Europe.

Anil Rodricks of The Walshe Group, currently Country Manager for SWISS, will act on behalf of these Lufthansa Group airlines with immediate effect. “We are very happy to further strengthen and streamline our presence as Lufthansa Group in Australia with Anil Rodricks at the helm. We remain highly committed to meet the needs of the Australian travel community as leading European Airline Group in this great country with its diverse and international heritage. The Walshe Group is the ideal partner for our commitment to grow our joint sales efforts here.” says Christian Altmann, Regional Director of Lufthansa for Southeast Asia and Australia.

Information about the Lufthansa Group

Deutsche Lufthansa AG is an Aviation Group comprising around 400 subsidiaries and affiliates. The Lufthansa Group is dedicated to quality and innovation, safety and reliability. Headquartered in Germany, the Group operates in five business segments – passenger transportation (Passenger Airline Group), logistics, MRO, catering and IT-services. Passenger transportation is the Group’s core business: The airlines engaged in the passenger transportation business are Lufthansa German Airlines (including Lufthansa Regional), Austrian Airlines, SWISS and Germanwings as well as stakeholdings in Brussels Airlines, JetBlue und SunExpress. In the 2012 business year, the airlines in the Lufthansa Group welcomed more than 103 million passengers on board their flights, making it Europe’s leading airline grouping. Operating through the Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna, Zurich and Brussels hubs, Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines jointly serve 285 destinations in 102 countries on four continents. The Group fleet currently consists of 632 aircraft – on order are another 295 new aircraft, valued at a total of more than 36 billion euros at list price and scheduled for delivery until 2025. With its ongoing expenditure in fleet renewal, the Group is consistently making the fleet more cost-efficient and its operations more environment-friendly. The Lufthansa Group employs around 117,000 people. In the 2012 business year, it generated revenues totalling 30.1 billion euros. The Group is managed by an Executive Board of five members: Christoph Franz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Carsten Spohr, Member of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer of Lufthansa German Airlines, Simone Menne, Member of the Executive Board and Chief Officer Finance and Aviation Services, Bettina Volkens, Member of the Executive Board and Chief Officer Corporate Human Resources and Legal Affairs and Harry Hohmeister, Member of the Executive Board and Chief Officer Group Airlines and Logistics. More details are available at

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