Dr Michael Kerkloh, the president and CEO of Munich Airport in Germany, has been elected president of the European division of Airports Council International (ACI).
Kerkloh has served on the board of ACI Europe for several years, most recently as the organization’s first vice president. ACI Europe represents the interests of more than 500 airports in 45 European countries.
Speaking at the time of his appointment, Kerkloh said, “European airports face major challenges today. These include the escalating capacity crunch at the big European hubs, the steadily rising costs for aviation security, the structural transformation within the airline industry, and the need to cut emissions. These issues are at the top of the agenda, and cross-border cooperation among airports will play a key role in addressing them.”
Kerkloh recently completed a four-year term as the president of the German Airports Association (ADV) and is a member of the executive committee of the German Aviation Industry Association (BDL). He has also been in charge at Munich Airport since September 2002, serving as Flughafen Munich Group’s (FMG) president and CEO as well as the company’s labor director.