Michael Zach has been confirmed as the head of ground services at Flughafen Wien AG (Vienna Airport).
He will be responsible for all cargo, baggage, and ramp handling as well as aircraft de-icing.
Zach started the role on January 1, 2024, taking over from Franz Spitzer who is moving into semi-retirement after a career of almost 30 years at the airport.
Having worked at the airport since 2006, Zach has been responsible for sales, finance, and cargo within the handling services division since 2018.
He has also achieved significant milestones for the company as managing director of the city airport train and most recently as managing director of business and general aviation and the VIP terminal.
During his time at the airport, Spitzer held various management positions, including head of security at Vienna International Airport Security (VIAS) as well as head of ground service, where he played a key role in the further development of the airport and contributed to its top international positioning and high handling quality.
Julian Jäger and Günther Ofner, members of the management board of Flughafen Wien AG, said: “Michael Zach is the ideal choice for the position of head of ground services – he will continue the airport’s successful course.
“At the same time, we would like to thank Franz Spitzer for his dedication and commitment to our airport, which he has played a key role in shaping for many years. We wish him all the best for this new chapter in his life.”
Zach said: “Since 2018, I have been able to help develop ground handling at Vienna Airport together with Franz Spitzer.
“I am very pleased to now have the opportunity to assume overall responsibility for ground handling services at the airport and to continue the successful cooperation with my colleagues here.”
Vienna Airport has established itself as an important global cargo hub for Central and Eastern Europe. Especially for intercontinental transports, Vienna Airport is serving leading cargo airlines. A 24-hour operational readiness offers fast turnaround times. For air cargo, 10 category F aircraft parking positions (Boeing 747-8, Antonov 124) are available in the close vicinity of the handling facilities.