Etihad Airways has appointed Rashed Saif Al
Shabi as its new General Manager for Cyprus.
The appointment of Mr
Al Shabi follows the recent announcement that Etihad Airways’
former General Manager for Cyprus, John Evans, would take up the
airline’s position of General Manager for the Philippines.
Mr Al Shabi has held several key positions in
the UAE and abroad. Prior to joining Etihad Airways in July 2009
as Business Development Manager, he held various management
positions at the Dubai Islamic Bank.
In 2010, and
in his role as Business Development Manager, he relocated to
Etihad Airways’ Amman office.
Mr Al Shabi was
appointed Etihad Airways’ General Manager for the Seychelles in
January 2011, establishing the station and holding both commercial
and operational responsibilities. He was also instrumental in
developing and implementing Etihad Airways’ partnership with Air
Seychelles, in which the UAE flag carrier owns a 40 per cent
Peter Baumgartner, Chief Commercial Officer
of Etihad Airways, said he was delighted to welcome Mr Al Shabi to
the airline’s Europe commercial leadership team.
“The Larnaca-Abu Dhabi route plays an important role in Etihad
Airways' network and provides a vital trade, tourism and cultural
link between the UAE, the GCC and Cyprus. “Rashed
Saif Al Shabi has a proven track record within the industry and
great passion for what he does. We are looking
forward to his leadership and commitment bringing even greater results to our operations in the Cyprus market.”
Etihad Airways commenced operations from Larnaca to Abu Dhabi in
June 2009. The UAE flag carrier flies three times a week between
the two cities, operating a two-cabin Airbus A320 aircraft.
Flights operate on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
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