TUI Group reinforces its Communications function within its international aviation and airline business and at TUIfly Deutschland: Aage Dünhaupt (42) will join TUI Group’s Corporate Communications team to steer Communications and PR for the five European holiday airlines on an international level from 1 March 2018. As Director Corporate Communications, he will additionally assume responsibility for Media Relations and Internal Communications at the German subsidiary TUIfly based in Langenhagen near Hanover. In that role, he will succeed Jan Hillrichs, who will leave the company of his own accord to take on new professional challenges.
Aage Dünhaupt will be joining TUI Group from his current role as Head of Communications of Airlines for the European airline association Airlines for Europe (A4E), which he had helped build and develop since December 2015. Prior to moving to Brussels, he had been Senior Vice President Communications of Air Berlin. Aage Dünhaupt had previously spent 14 years in Communications at Lufthansa Group, where he started his professional career in 2001 as International Communications Manager at Lufthansa Technik AG in Hamburg. From 2007 to 2011 he was based in London as Director Corporate Communications Europe. His subsequent functions included responsibility for Media Relations and Communications for Lufthansa Passenger Airline’s Board member in charge of Product, Sales, and Marketing.
The business graduate studied Business Administration in Hamburg and Kiel, specialising in International Management and Marketing.
He will report to Thomas Ellerbeck, member of TUI Group’s Group Executive Committee responsible for Global Communications, Public Policy, and Sustainability. In his function as Director Corporate Communications at TUI fly Deutschland, Aage Dünhaupt will report to Roland Keppler, Managing Director at TUI fly.
With more than 150 aircraft, TUI Group Airlines is one of Europe’s leading flight providers with independent airlines in Germany, the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands and the Nordics. TUI has ordered a total of 72 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to replace aircraft in its current fleet in order to drive the renewal and modernisation of its European fleet ahead. The first aircraft of this particularly cost-efficient and low-emission type was delivered in January 2018 to TUI fly Belgium. All 72 Boeing 737 MAX planes are scheduled for delivery to the Group’s companies by the end of 2023. TUI airlines are already among Europe’s most carbon-efficient airlines. In the atmosfair airline index, UK-based TUI Airways and Germany’s TUI fly rank first and third. Moreover, TUI is the only holiday airline operating the modern Dreamliner Boeing 787.