At AIRE's AGM this morning in Brussels, Rafal Milczarski, CEO of Lot Polish Airlines, was appointed President of AIRE (Airlines International Representation in Europe).

Michael Harrington, Managing Director of AlbaStar was appointed Vice-President.

Sylviane Lust, Director General AIRE, said:

"We are delighted to welcome Rafal Milczarski as the Association's new President. His experience will be extremely useful to address the many challenges of our sector. We would also like to thank outgoing President G√ľnther Hofman for his excellent work and support over the last 5 years"

AIRE President, Rafal Milczarski, added:

"I am very honoured to become President of AIRE. Aviation industry in Europe faces many challengers such as open sky development, airspace availability as well as regulations regarding state support for the airlines. Our association has a critical role to play defending the interests of its members. I look forward to working with the AIRE Secretariat team and the Board of Directors to implement the Association's strategy."