Fernand Lang, the owner of Swiss based consultancy company Lemantrade and a champion of the airline duty free industry for more than a decade has died after a long illness.
Lang will be best remembered for his many successful years as the face of Raymond Weil watches in the duty free arena and more latterly for his creation of the annual airline conference, which, until quite recently, ran annually in Geneva.
Lang, who was the nephew of Raymond Weil, died from a heart attack after a week in hospital where he fell into a coma. His passing comes after more than two years of great suffering from an unknown illness that baffled Swiss doctors.
Doug Newhouse writes: Fernand was a great and gentle man who was passionate about the airline business. He was also a close personal friend. I know that colleagues and friends in the industry will join me in sending condolences to Fernand's dear wife Elizabeth and his family at this very sad time.