Germany carrier Eurowings has promoted its sales chief to become chief commercial officer.

Oliver Schmitt will assume a dual role from March 1, continuing as managing director of the Lufthansa-owned low cost carrier’s digital arm.

He succeeds Oliver Wagner, who moved to the executive board of Lufthansa AirPlus as chairman in January.

Eurowings chief executive Thorsten Dirks said: “In recent years, Oliver Schmitt has provided enormously important impulses in the area of digitalisation, pushed the development of new sales structures and, together with his team, achieved considerable sales successes.

“I am convinced that he will consistently pursue this path in his new responsibility – in the best interests of our customers, to whom we want to offer even better digital services and tailor-made products along the entire travel chain in the future.”