Andreas Bierwirth to Join Avcon Jet’s Board of Directors
Starting in September 2023, Andreas Bierwirth will become shareholder and CEO of Avcon Jet. He will lead the team along with Max Maruna, Roman Wiedenhofer and Michael Makarius. Alexander Vagacs will be the chairman and main shareholder of Avcon Jet.
With a fleet of more than 100 aircraft, Avcon Jet is one of the largest European business jet airlines. The company has its headquarters in Austria and is on a global expansion course with companies in Malta, San Marino, South Africa, Singapore, the USA, and the United Arab Emirates. The strengthening of the team in Europe with Andreas Bierwirth as a recognized aviation expert with international experience and a board member in expanding companies underlines the quality standards of the company. Avcon Jet is also a pioneer in the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).
“I am very pleased that in Andreas Bierwirth we have not only been able to gain an internationally recognized and experienced airline and technology manager and passionate aviator – but also someone who has been associated with the company for a long time. Avcon Jet is developing to one of the world’s leading executive jet providers and with Andreas on board, we will do this faster and provide a better quality to our clients,” says Alexander Vagacs, the company’s founder, majority owner and Chairman. “Due to his many years of involvement in and his work as a pilot for our airline, Andreas Bierwirth is not only an insider in the industry, but also an insider of our company”.
Andreas Bierwirth is a long-standing top manager with extensive experience as CEO and industry experience in the aviation, telecommunication and financial industries. In addition, he held various supervisory board mandates. Among other things, he is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Do&Co AG and was until recently a Member of the Board at Easy Jet PLC.
“I am really looking forward to the new task. It combines my passion with a highly exciting management task. Together with Alexander Vagacs and the Management Board team, we have the clear aim of continuing the company’s success story. In addition, our primary goal is to continue to live up to our claim to leadership in the greening of our industry, because without this, sustainable operation of the fleet is unthinkable”.