Edelweiss has appointed Patrick Heymann (44), currently Head of Legal Affairs at Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS), to serve as the airline’s new Chief Commercial Officer, and as a member of the Edelweiss Executive Board, effective 1 February 2019.
In his current position, which he has held since February 2017, Patrick Heymann is responsible for the legal department of SWISS, having previously worked for SWISS in various positions abroad. In 2009, he was appointed as SWISS Country Manager Russia & Ukraine working and living in Moscow. Patrick Heymann moved to New York in 2014 to assume the position of Head of SWISS The Americas responsible for sales, distribution and marketing USA, Canada and Latin
“I am delighted to have enlisted Patrick Heymann, a proven airline expert with extensive international experience in the commercial field, to serve in this position,” says Bernd Bauer, CEO of Edelweiss.
Patrick Heymann replaces Alain Chisari who joined Edelweiss’ parent company Lufthansa Group in September 2018, to serve as Vice President Sales Asia-Pacific.
Edelweiss is Switzerland’s leading leisure travel airline and flies to the most beautiful destinations in the world. With a fleet of 15 aircraft in 2018, the airline operates flights to 71 destinations in 34 countries. Every year, some 1.8 million passengers fly with Edelweiss to their holiday destination and enjoy a relaxing travel experience. This includes great service on board provided with the warmth, reliability and hospitality that Edelweiss is known for. Edelweiss is a sister company of Swiss International Airlines (SWISS) and a member of the Lufthansa Group.