02 Jun 2015 13:00
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has appointed Yarub Mohamed Obaidalla as its new General Manager for Oman.
Yarub, an Emirati national, will lead the further development of the
airline’s commercial strategy in Oman based in Muscat. He will also be
responsible for further growing Etihad Airways’ relationships with its travel trade
and corporate customers.
Yarub joined the airline in 2009 as Business Development Manager for
Hala Abu Dhabi, later serving as Government Sales Manager Abu Dhabi, where he
successfully managed the Abu Dhabi Government Employee Travel Programme. He most
recently served as Etihad Airways’ Sales Manager for Sharjah and Northern
Airways’ Vice President - Global Sales, Danny Barranger, said: “Oman is a key market for Etihad Airways, where we currently offer
three daily services to its capital, Muscat.
“We are delighted
that Yarub, who has an extensive and successful track record across commercial
functions, will lead the team into the next phase of development as the Omani
market continues to grow. From 15 June, we will be adding a fourth daily flight
between Abu Dhabi and Muscat.”
Yarub said: “Etihad
Airways commenced flights to Muscat in March 2006 and it has remained a key
market for us ever since. I am excited about the opportunity to further develop
our presence in Oman.”
Yarub will report to
Etihad Airways’ Area General Manager GCC and Yemen, Maen Abdul Halim.