People update 19 September

AIR Charter Service has announced the arrival of Stephan Blank (pictured) as cargo sales director of the company’s Frankfurt (Germany) office. Blank brings more than 20 years’ experience in the air cargo industry, starting out in 1990 at MSAS Cargo International.

East Horizon Airlines, Afghanistan’s latest passenger and cargo airline, has appointed Jahed Azimi as chief executive officer ahead of its operational debut in October 2011. Azimi held previous positions as president of Ariana Afghan Airlines and domestic carrier Kam Air.

James Gidlow has become ACP Worldwide’s general manager UK and Ireland. Gidlow, who has spent his career in the airline and GSA business, joined the company in 2004 as sales development manager.

Lufthansa’s board is backing Jaan Albrecht as new chief executive officer (CEO) of Austrian Airlines. Albrecht has been CEO of Star Alliance Services for 10 years.

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