Jens Flottau

Executive Editor, Commercial Aviation

Frankfurt, Germany


Based in Frankfurt, Germany, Jens is executive editor and leads Aviation Week Network’s global team of journalists covering commercial aviation.

He started his journalism career in 1992 as a freelance writer for Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Germany’s largest daily national newspaper and soon specialised in air transport. Jens joined Aviation Week and Aviation Daily in 2000 as one of the European correspondents. Later his role was expanded to cover international air transport. In 2013 he was named Managing Editor Commercial.

Jens frequently appears on radio and TV to comment on industry matters. In 2003, he received the Hugo Junkers Award of the German aviation press for his coverage of Fairchild Dornier’s bankruptcy. He was named the country’s top travel and air transport writer by the Travel Industry Club three times. Jens graduated from the Munich School of Journalism.


By Jens Flottau Dec 06, 2023
Understandably, the airline industry likes to highlight its efforts to become more sustainable.
Emerging Technologies

By Jens Flottau Nov 30, 2023
After three years of talks with potential investors, Lufthansa Group has finally abandoned plans to sell a minority stake in Lufthansa Technik.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Jens Flottau Nov 23, 2023
The long-planned move to DWC has been delayed several times. Now Dubai’s aviation stakeholders are pursuing it with renewed urgency.
Airports & Networks