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Pascal Jungfer, head of Carlson Wagonlit Travel's European consulting unit, has been promoted by the agency to the newly created position of worldwide vp of CWT Solutions Group.At the same time CWT has promoted Charles Regnier to director of a newly created unit, the Online Implementation Group for Europe.CWT launched its consultancy unit in America in 1998 and Mr Jungfer joined the company two years later to set up a similar unit in Europe. He had previously worked for Accenture, Mars and Co and Cap Gemini.Mr Regnier joined CWT a year ago as Director of Technology Solutions for the CWT Solutions Group in Europe. He had also previously worked for Cap Gemini.Hubert Joly, CWT president and ceo, said: "These nominations reflect the evolution of our business and the added value we strive to bring to clients."By working with them to design their travel policy, develop and execute their sourcing strategy, and increase their efficiency through the implementation of processes such as online booking, we help clients optimise their total travel spend."
Air Berlin to open UK hub
Air Berlin, the third largest low cost carrier in Europe, is to open a new hub outside Germany at Stansted Airport in the UK.The airline already has hubs at its base in Berlin and on the Spanish island of Mallorca.The carrier, the second largest in Germany, will also start domestic flights in the UK from Stansted to Glasgow and Manchester from December 16 when its new hub opens.For the first time, Stansted will be used as a transfer airport as passengers on the UK domestic flights will be able to book their luggage through and switch to onward flights to Germany.The move by Air Berlin, which expects to carry 13.8m passengers this year, will be seen as a direct challenge to Europe's two main low cost carriers, Ryanair and easyJet.Joachim Hunold, Air Berlin's managing partner, said: "Our UK customers already know and value our service so it makes sense for Air Berlin to increase our presence in the British market."In doing so, we become the first German airline to fly inside Britain. After all, our rivals are competing with us in the German market - so we will enjoy challenging them here."Mr Hunold said Air Berlin was studying whether to fly from Stansted to other UK destinations.