Etihad Airways has appointed Craig Thomas as
Country Manager - Thailand and Mekong Region.
Based in Bangkok,
Mr. Thomas will lead the local team, focusing on continual
development of traffic to and from Abu Dhabi and the entire
Craig, a South
African citizen, joined Etihad Airways as Sales and Marketing
Manager when the airline opened its South Africa office in September 2005. In January 2006, he was appointed Country Manager
for South Africa, and oversaw the increase of Etihad frequencies
to Johannesburg from two per week to daily, as well as the
introduction of a daily service to Cape Town in October 2009.
Etihad operates two daily flights from Bangkok to its
home base in Abu Dhabi and further on to 64 destinations in the
Middle East, Africa, Australia, Europe, North American and Asia.
Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways’ chief
commercial officer, said, “Mr Thomas brings with him extensive
experience and expertise in the aviation industry to this growing
market. I am very pleased to welcome him to this highly important
region and wish him success in further growing the business
between Bangkok and Abu Dhabi.”
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