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Corendon Airlines appoints Christian Hein as new Head of Sales & Marketing

Christian Hein
Christian Hein

Christian Hein, appointed Head of Sales & Marketing at Corendon Airlines, brings extensive aviation and tourism experience. Hein’s strategic expertise aims to foster sustainable growth.

Christian Hein (58) has recently been appointed as the newly created role of Head of Sales & Marketing at Corendon Airlines. As the newest member of the leisure airline’s management team, Hein, an experienced aviation and tourism manager, will now assume cross-market responsibility for all sales, marketing and communication activities. This includes selling Corendon Airlines flights in cooperation with tour operators and travel agencies, as well as individual seat sales through the company’s own digital channels and online travel agencies.  Hein will be based both at the company headquarters in Antalya and near Frankfurt Airport.

“We are operating in a market environment with numerous challenges. It is now essential to first consolidate the company to build a foundation for achieving healthy and sustainable growth,” explains Yıldıray Karaer, CEO of Corendon Airlines and co-founder of the Corendon Tourism Group. “In Christian Hein, we have found the ideal person to help us achieve our medium- and long-term goals. We value him as a sales professional who has repeatedly proven his skills throughout his career, particularly in an international environment.”

Numerous management positions in aviation and tourism

Christian Hein, born in Hamburg, began his career in route planning at the Swiss airline Crossair after studying aerospace engineering in Berlin. Following roles in revenue management at Lufthansa and Swiss International Air Lines, Hein initially became General Manager of Lufthansa’s Northern European business and, from 2007, was responsible for global business customers as Director Global Key Account Management. In 2013, he moved to Eurowings where he played an active role in the airline’s transformation as Senior Vice President of Sales. Starting in 2016, Hein temporarily worked as Director of Agency Sales for the AXA insurance group before leading the German representation of MSC Cruises in Munich from April 2019 to May 2024. These years at the cruise company were characterised by massive expansion with high capacity growth. As Managing Director, Hein succeeded in significantly increasing sales figures in Germany.

“Corendon Airlines is a highly interesting, professionally operated airline with the potential to further strengthen its position with customers and business partners and to continue growing accordingly,” says Christian Hein. “I look forward to contributing my experience and expertise to help shape the future of the company.”

Corendon Airlines is a European holiday airline based in Antalya. From countries such as the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Poland, it serves direct flights to the popular holiday
destinations in the Mediterranean, including Turkiye, Greece and Egypt, as well as the Canary Islands and Morocco.

Information on the flights offered by Corendon Airlines can be found at the website Bookings can also be made via travel agencies and the Corendon Airlines app (available for iOS and Android).

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