He was the last politician at the top of the now part-nationalised Lufthansa: On Tuesday, Heinz Ruhnau, has died at the age of 91 years, as the company announced on Thursday in Frankfurt.
The social Democrat, and metal-unionists Ruhnau led the then state Airline from 1982 to 1991 and was responsible for a strong course of expansion that went hand in hand but also with a significant debt. The administration, he moved from Cologne to Frankfurt.
A half a year earlier than planned, he handed the Lufthansa's rowing, in 1991, of his Deputy, Jürgen Weber, who streamlined the company again and finally, in 1997 fully privatised. On a seat in the Supervisory Board the outgoing waived at the end of Ruhnau at the time, and preferred the clear cut.
The native of Gdansk, forced his tenure, in particular, Compounds according to China, the Lufthansa position in the Europe-back up there until today, a strong market Connections. The real Expansion followed, however, later had ruhnau's times Lufthansa just 160 Jets in comparison to currently 760 after the Takeover of formerly state Airlines in Switzerland, Austria and Belgium.
his is quite controversial change to Lufthansa, the native of Gdansk career at the IG Metall, and in the policy. The social Democrat was the end of 1965 as the successor of Helmut Schmidt, the Senator for the interior in Hamburg. This brought him in 1974 as state Secretary in the Federal Ministry of transport. Among his tasks, a seat in the Lufthansa Supervisory Board.Updated Date: 09 July 2020, 13:20