03 Feb 2014 11:00

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has appointed Vincent Frascogna as Manager Western Australia, based in Perth. 

The appointment comes as the airline prepares for the launch of daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Perth on July 15, 2014. 

Vincent takes on the role after five years based in Etihad Airways’ headquarters in Abu Dhabi - four of which have seen him managing the airline’s sales operations as Head of Commercial Development. This role included responsibility for the commercial integration of new partnerships and worldwide roll-out of the airline’s SME loyalty scheme BusinessConnect. 

Prior to this, Vincent managed the Abu Dhabi-based airline’s Global Contact Centres and UAE retail operations after nine years in commercial roles at British Airways. 

Etihad Airways’ Chief Commercial Officer Peter Baumgartner said the airline was delighted with Vincent’s appointment to Australia in time to launch the airline’s new Perth services. 

“Perth is an important market for Etihad Airways and Vincent has a wealth of commercial management experience and the right credentials to accelerate the growth of our business there.” 

Vincent said: “I’m excited about the opportunity to move to Perth for the launch of our services and to work with our industry and community partners there to raise the profile of Etihad Airways and Abu Dhabi.”
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