22 Apr 2014 10:30
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has appointed Abdelrahman Abdullah Al Madhloum Al Suwaidi as its new General Manager for Cyprus.
Mr Al Suwaidi will lead the further development of
Etihad Airways’ commercial strategy in Cyprus, ensuring the continued success
of the airline’s business in the eastern Mediterranean region.
Emirati national, Mr Al Suwaidi joined Etihad Airways as Sales Manager in 2013 and
previously held sales leadership positions within prominent property and travel
companies across the UAE.
Al Suwaidi takes over from Rashed Saif Al Shabi, who has
been appointed Area General Manager for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Baumgartner, Chief Commercial Officer of Etihad Airways,
said: “We are delighted
to welcome Abdelrahman to our global commercial team.
career spans almost two decades, including leadership roles in sales, marketing
and airline operations, and we know he will make invaluable contribution towards
the growth of Etihad Airways’ operations in Cyprus as well as in Europe.
Larnaca route is a strategic business and leisure destination in Etihad
Airways’ fast-growing network, and Abdelrahman’s appointment now provides even more
opportunities to strengthen trade, tourism and cultural ties with the UAE and the
rest of our expanding network.”
Airways launched services between Abu Dhabi and Larnaca in June 2009, and has recently
announced that it will increase flights from three to seven per week from 1
July to 30 September 2014, and back to five services per week for the winter
All services to and from Larnaca are operated using a two-class Airbus
A320 aircraft configured to carry 16 guests in Pearl Business Class and 120 in
Coral Economy Class.