Geert Boven Joins Etihad as Senior Vice President Americas

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Thursday, 10 March 2011

Etihad Airways has appointed Geert Boven as Senior Vice President Americas.

Mr. Boven will be based in New York and is responsible for all Etihads current operations in the US, Canada and South America.

He has a wide range of airline and travel experience, having previously held senior management and board positions with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Martinair and Oad Group.

He was previously Executive Vice President Sales and Services and Executive Vice President Customer Services and Airport Operations at Etihad and was most recently Managing Director of Amadeus Gulf.

James Hogan, Etihad Airways Chief Executive Officer, said, Geerts extensive senior management experience in the airline industry will be invaluable to Etihad as we expand our presence beyond New York, Chicago and Toronto in the important Americas markets.

Mr Boven takes over from Robin Middleton, who has moved to Australia as Manager Alliance Sales to look after Etihads commercial interests in its partnership with the Virgin Blue Group.

Today, Etihad operates over 17 services per week from Abu Dhabi to the Americas, including non-stop daily services to John F. Kennedy Airport in New York and OHare Airport in Chicago, and three times a week to Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Canada. 

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