12 May 2013 07:30
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, wrapped up its program of activities at the Arabian Travel Market conference and exhibition hosted in Dubai from May 6-9, 2013.
The airline’s bustling
stand brought together VIPs and visitors across various industries keen to meet
the Etihad Airways’ team and understand the airline’s group offer, its latest
destinations and holidays packages and subsidiary companies such as Hala Abu
Dhabi and Etihad Holidays.
Peter Baumgartner, Chief
Commercial Officer and Abdul Qader Hussein Ahmed, Etihad Airways’ Vice
President, Government & International Affairs, welcomed prominent guests
including His Highness, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the
Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of the Emirates Group, HE Sheikh
Sultan Bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture
Authority, Chairman Abu Dhabi Tourism, and Development Investment Company, HE
Ambassador Michael Corbin, US Ambassador to the UAE and flydubai's CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith.
During the visit, Sheikh
Ahmed met Khalid Al Bidwawi, a second officer at Etihad Airways. His Highness
hailed the success of the Etihad Airways’ Cadet Pilot Program, as well as the
Emiratisation schemes supported by Etihad Airways, Emirates Airlines and other
national carriers in the UAE.
visit to Etihad Airways’ stand, HE Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan,
Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, Chairman Abu Dhabi
Tourism, and Development Investment Company, praised the national airline’s
vital role in promoting Abu Dhabi and the UAE as a global destination.
Peter Baumgartner said: “We are
delighted to have been involved in this important event.
"It reinforces the airline’s
contribution in presenting the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as a key destination in the
world. The airline has an important role in supporting the vision for economic diversification
and sustainability of Abu Dhabi.”
A highlight of the stand
was the Georgetown Cupcake bakery, turning out fresh, delicious cupcakes to
mark the recently-launched Abu Dhabi - Washington DC route. The team of three
chefs flown out from the exclusive bakery worked with Etihad Airways’ own First
Class chefs to bake more than 9,000 of the legendary confections which had
visitors queuing around the stand, just like they do at the iconic bakery in