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.


Podcast: What’s On The Minds Of The Top Executives Of The World’s Airlines

By Karen Walker Jun 07, 2023
Our editors at the IATA AGM in Istanbul heard discussions on aviation sustainability, OEM supply chain frustrations and other key issues.
Window Seat Podcast

Emirates Prepares Large Follow-Up Order For Boeing 777X, Airbus A350

By Jens Flottau Jun 06, 2023
Emirates has begun work on another large order for widebody aircraft as the airline prepares for the replacement of a bigger part of its current fleet. 
On Location

Daily Memo: Airline Frustration Becomes Pratt & Whitney Risk

By Jens Flottau Jun 05, 2023
Willie Walsh, Director General of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), is known for his strongly worded statements.
Airlines & Lessors