Michael Knoth becomes new Managing Director of WDL Aviation
25 Jul

Michael Knoth becomes new Managing Director of WDL Aviation

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Berlin, 25th July 2019

Michael Knoth (46) will become the new Managing Director of the Cologne-based WDL Aviation on 1 October 2019.

The trained lawyer, tax consultant and auditor Knoth can look back on a long career in the aviation industry. In recent years, he has worked as commercial manager for the airlines Eurowings and Germanwings, which belong to the Lufthansa Group. Most recently, he also served as CFO of the Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter (LGW), a regional airline recently acquired by Zeitfracht Group.

Wolfram Simon-Schröter, CEO of Zeitfracht Group: “We are delighted that Michael Knoth is strengthening our leadership team at Zeitfracht Group. With him, a proven and experienced manager will lead WDL Aviation. The entire company will benefit from his commercial expertise and knowledge of the industry”.

In recent years, the Zeitfracht Group has grown strongly as a result of acquisitions in the aviation sector. In addition to the charter airline WDL Aviation based in Cologne, the Berlin logistics company also took over LGW, based at Dortmund Airport.



Zeitfracht Group is an owner-managed family business in the third generation with more than 3,000 employees and headquarters in Berlin. The company operates primarily in the three business segments logistics, aviation and real estate.

About WDL Aviation

WDL Aviation was founded in 1974 and is based at the Cologne/Bonn airport. Today, the company is a leading provider of operating aircraft that serves commercial and private charters. WDL Aviation was acquired by Zeitfracht Group in 2017 and is member of the Federal Association of German Airlines (BDF) and the IATA.

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