Lufthansa appoints new General Manager for Cyprus and Greece


 He now heads the company’s Athens office and is responsible for all aspects of sales, marketing and representation of Lufthansa in both countries.


Known to his colleagues as ‘Kostas’, Tzevelekos has worked at Lufthansa since 1992, rising through the ranks of the Athens-based branch. During his 24-year tenure he held numerous managerial positions, garnering many skills in almost every department, including: ground handling, operations, cargo, and customer service.


Since 2010 he was the Regional Sales Manager for Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and SWISS leading a team of account managers in both Greece and Cyprus.


Tzevelekos succeeds Harro Julius Petersen, who retired from Lufthansa at the end of January and has now returned to his home town of Hamburg, Germany.


For almost four years Petersen represented the Lufthansa Group, successfully in the Greek and Cypriot markets, increasing the airline group’s market share as well as forging strong ties with the travel industry and business community even during periods of crisis.


Petersen joined Lufthansa in 2000 and spent more than 15 years within the Lufthansa Group, representing the company key European markets in Northern Germany, Scandinavia, Finland the Baltics and finally Greece and Cyprus, where he spent the last four years.


“We thank Harro Julius Petersen for his invaluable contribution to making Lufthansa one of the most popular airlines in Greece and Cyprus bolstering Lufthansa’s reputation and position, even during the difficult times,” said Tamur Goudarzi-Pour, Lufthansa Vice President for Sales and Services – Middle East, Africa and Southeast Europe.


“The Greek and Cypriot markets are very lucky to have one of our best local talents as Lufthansa’s new General Manager. I would like to wish Konstantinos Tzevelekos all the success in his new position,” added Goudarzi-Pour.


From Larnaka International Airport, the Lufthansa Group operates four flights per week to Munich and seven flights per week to Vienna by Austrian.


Luftansa Group also operates 29 flights per week from Athens to Frankfurt, Munich and nine by Austrian Airlines from Athens and Thessaloniki to Vienna as well as 31 flights to Zurich and six to Geneva by SWISS.