Lutz Honerla appointed Managing Director of Flughafen Düsseldorf Cargo GmbH

posted on 28th February 2020 by Eddie Saunders
Lutz Honerla appointed Managing Director of Flughafen Düsseldorf Cargo GmbH

Lutz Honerla will become the new Managing Director of Flughafen Düsseldorf Cargo GmbH (FDCG) on 1 May 2020. Until the end of July, he will manage the business together with Gerton Hulsman, who will retire at the end of August. Mr. Honerla has been working at Düsseldorf Airport for 30 years. The 59-year-old is currently head of marketing and strategy. He studied in Trier, is married, has two children and lives with his family in Meerbusch-Osterath.

“The course has been set for the future of FDCG. Lutz Honerla seamlessly follows on from what Gerton Hulsman has built up over the past few years at the Düsseldorf logistics location. Mr. Honerla is an experienced aviation expert and we are pleased to have won him over for this position. He brings with him first-class airline contacts from his previous activities and has an excellent network at the airport,” emphasizes Thomas Schnalke, CEO of Flughafen Düsseldorf GmbH.

Lutz Honerla will contribute his wide-ranging knowledge of the industry to Flughafen Düsseldorf Cargo GmbH from May onwards. Gerton Hulsman: “Düsseldorf’s strength in the cargo business lies in the loading of freight in passenger aircraft. This is where Lutz Honerla will be able to make optimum use of his many years of know-how in passenger transport”.

Thomas Schnalke: “We wish Lutz Honerla every success in his new position. At the same time we would like to express our special thanks to Mr. Hulsman for 13 years of successful work at Düsseldorf Airport. Under his leadership, for example, our cargo subsidiary became the first German company to receive CEIV pharmaceutical certification from the International Air Transport Association for its safe handling of

pharmaceutical products. Now we wish him all the best for his well-deserved retirement when he leaves the company at the end of August”. Düsseldorf Airport is a first-class location for air freight. More than 100,000 German and international companies are located in the region.