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About OceanSky Cruises

Making the skies sustainable

OceanSky was founded in 2014 after many years of research and investigation in the lighter-than-air sector. The management and founders have a substantial experience in various areas of both the aviation and the luxury travel industry. After years of development in 2018 OceanSky Cruises brand was released and an unprecedented concept was unveiled. Unique experiential travel was given a revolutionary new meaning by providing a sustainable way to access remote locations in style and comfort.

Our goal is to continually evolve and develop best-in-class travel experiences for our clients while also giving rise to a renewed popularity of airships. At OceanSky Cruises, we will never stop innovating and pushing the aviation industry into a new sustainable future. With a steadily growing team of leading and passionate industry experts in engineering, design, operations, luxury travel, and sustainability, we are excited to provide best-in-class experiences for our patrons.

Mission

Our mission is to enable our aeronauts to access and experience the most remote and pristine regions in style and comfort, without leaving a footprint.

Vision

Our vision is decarbonised aviation. We believe airships, the most energy-efficient aerial vehicle, can disrupt aviation.

Our Managment Team

Our management team comes from a rich multicultural background, different areas of expertise and years of proven experience in the ultra-large private jet sector, luxury and experiential travel, high-end aeronautic design, airline operations, and finance.

Carl-Oscar Lawaczeck

Carl-Oscar Lawaczeck

Chief Executive Officer
Airline pilot in different cargo airlines, corporate aviation pilot and passenger airline SAS. Owner and founder of NOVICO, employing pilots for different missions in aviation. Project management in a Dash 8 Q400 rebuilt into full E-class cargo aircraft. Responsible for engineering solutions for operational suitability and financial viability.
Kim Krogtoft

Kim Krogtoft

Head of Operations
Captain Kim Krogtoft has been a Commercial Pilot for 44 years in operational, start up and management roles, and still flying Boeing 737. He is an entrepreneurial, adventurous aviator and former Maersk Air Captain, where he served as member of the Board for 12 years and Chairman for the fixed wing and helicopter pilots in the North Sea.
Gonzalo Gimeno

Gonzalo Gimeno

Head of Marketing
Corporate multinational marketing experience for over 10 years (Unilever and Mars). Owner of the Luxury Travel Agency Elefant Travel. Luxury marketing professor and speaker at graduate programs (IEDE, Les Roches, The Valley, etc). Holds a Bachelorʼs degree in International Economics from Suffolk UV in Boston and a masterʼs degree in Sales and Marketing from IE Business School in Madrid.
Max Pinucci

Max Pinucci

Head of Design
Max plays an active role in planning and research, is a lecturer at ISIA of Florence. He also accumulated thousands of flying hours as a sports pilot. Owner of MBVision, Max has spent 30 years in the field of designing aeronautical interiors, human-machine interfaces, ergonomics for planes, motorcycles, nautical and hybrid vehicles collaborating with companies/institutes all over Europe.
Oscar Hagman

Oscar Hagman

Head of Finance
More than 15 years of experience as CFO and Finance Manager in different companies, from luxury goods to SAAS products. Oscar holds a master degree in Finance from Stockholm University and have a keen interest in old vinyl records.
Melanie Endres

Melanie Endres

Head of Sales
Melanie is a Sales & Marketing expert with more than 10 years of experience from a Virtuoso. On-Site tour operator specializing in unique itinerary design, product development, high-end B2B and B2C client consultancy in English, Spanish and German. Bachelor of Arts in International Business & Tourism Development from the Heidelberg International Business Academy.
Gisle Dueland

Gisle Dueland

Head of Sales
Gisle has held executive positions in international airlines including restructuring plans, route development, distribution, international sales and marketing, product design, alliances as well as public affairs. BcS, Stockholm University and Class VIII Yacht Master. Air broker and consultant, Gisle is chaiman of Gayo Aviation.

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The Journal

See the latest news and editorial about airships and our destinations

Read our articles on the past, present and future of airships.

The North Pole Expedition of Umberto Nobile and the Airship Italia

94 years have passed since that distant 25th of May 1928, when the airship Italia, one of the greatest successes of Italian technology and exploration, crashed on the ice.

The lightness of the journey

In the 20s, the flight of large airships was elitist and inaccessible to most. It seemed to be the flying transposition of the luxury style of the transatlantic liners of the past.

Which was the world’s first airline?

Discover the history of the the world’s first airline. On November16 1909, DELAG was established. Its first flight was with the airship LZ6.

Svalbard, the remote kingdom of the polar bear

Discover Svalbard, a remote Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic that is going to be OceanSky Cruises’ base of operations between March and October and the starting point of our epic airship expedition to the North Pole.

“It’s about the journey, not the destination”

Extract from the participation of Dereck Joubert, award winning filmmaker, conservationist, National Geographic explorer and Founder at Great Plains Conservation, in the roundtable “The Revival of Airships” at ExpoDubai on November 11th 2021.

Jesper Vollmer: “There has to be a connection between the story of the journey and the food experience”

Jesper Vollmer, the former chef to the Danish royal family for 10 years will be in charge of designing the menus that our guests will enjoy during their expedition to the North Pole by airship.

George Land: “New technologies like Hybrid Aircraft will reshape how the world thinks about flying”

Interview to George Land, Commercial Business Development Director at Hybrid Air Vehicles about the Airlander and the future of sustainable aviation through airships.

Carl-Oscar Lawaczeck: “We need to transform aviation and we’re going to do so through Airships”

We interview Carl-Oscar Lawaczeck, OceanSky Cruises Founder and CEO, to talk abou his vision to fly the great airships again and to pioneer a new era of sustainable aviation.

Passengers on the Hindenburg
The lightness of the journey

In the 20s, the flight of large airships was elitist and inaccessible to most. It seemed to be the flying transposition of the luxury style of the transatlantic liners of the past.

Modern Zeppelin flying
Airships – Trains of the sky

Airships are commonly compared to airplanes, probably because both are aerial vehicles. However, that’s where the similarities end. Airships are better compared to trains from a passenger’s perspective.