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.


Emirates Reports Further Capital Injection From Dubai Government

By Jens Flottau May 13, 2022
The capital increase comes on top of a $3.1 billion capital increase made by its owner the previous year during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Airlines & Lessors
Daily Memo: Fleet Moves Key For Rigail And Rintel At Air France-KLM
Seventeen years after first working together, Air France CEO Anne Rigail and incoming KLM CEO Marjan Rintel will collaborate again on key fleet decisions for the group.
guy.ferneyhoug… Thu, 05/12/2022 - 16:30
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Tibet Airlines A319 Catches Fire After Runway Excursion

By Jens Flottau May 12, 2022
A Tibet Airlines Airbus A319 was severely damaged during a runway excursion May 12 at Chongqing-Jiangbei International Airport.
Safety, Ops & Regulation