18 May 2015 10:00
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has appointed Mr Iwan Kip as General Manager for Indonesia, based in Jakarta.
Mr Kip, who has more than 10 years of travel industry
experience, takes up the role after two years as Etihad Airways’ Manager Direct
Sales and Operations for the Netherlands.
Etihad Airways’ Senior Vice President Sales, Jim Mueller, said Mr Kip will bring valuable knowledge, skill and
experience to the airline’s Asia Pacific management team.
“Iwan has a strong record of success in industry sales
and marketing and his contribution to our start-up in the Netherlands over the
past two years has been considerable.
“In the role of General Manager, Iwan will play a
pivotal role in accelerating the growth of our business in Indonesia.”
Mr Kip said he was excited about relocating to Jakarta
and the challenges of the new role.
“I’m looking forward to working with the local team
and our industry partners to build on the success we’ve shared to date and to
explore new opportunities for growth into the future.”
As General Manager for Indonesia, Mr Kip will report
to Lindsay White, the airline’s Sydney-based Vice President for Asia Pacific
South and Australasia.
Before joining Etihad Airways, Mr Kip spent 10 years
in sales and marketing roles for a number of major airlines, hotel groups and
commenced services to Indonesia in March 2006. The airline currently operates
14 weekly services between Jakarta and Abu Dhabi.