Martin Gauss is the Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of airBaltic since Nov 2011. Under his leadership airBaltic was restructured to profitability. The decision to purchase Bombardier CS300 (Airbus A220) in 2012 let airBaltic to become the launch operator for that aircraft in 2016. With the development of the new strategy “Destination 2025” and an order of up to 80 Airbus A220-300 aircraft in 2018 the transition to a single fleet type will be completed by 2022.
Martin Gauss is in the aviation industry for over 27 years and he started out as a pilot on Boeing 737 with British Airways subsidiary Deutsche BA in 1992. From 1995 he was working in different management functions of Deutsche BA, and became a joint Managing Director of Deutsche BA (dba) and a 10% stakeholder. Under Martin Gauss dba became profitable and was sold to Air Berlin in 2006.
He has also held CEO positions in Cirrus Group and Malev. Martin Gauss still holds a Captains license on a Boeing 737s.