03 Nov 2014 07:00
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is enhancing its capabilities in Europe with the appointment of Eszter Ungar as its Head of Corporate Affairs for the region.
Ungar joins the airline from The Boeing Company where she held the position of
Communications Director for EU/NATO, Northern Europe & Africa, based in
Brussels. In addition Ms Ungar has held posts at GE and Hill & Knowlton,
where she managed several Fortune 500 clients.
Ungar will be based at Etihad Airways’ European headquarters in Berlin and be
responsible for building and managing the airline’s brand and reputation in
Europe as well as supporting its engagement with European Union institutions.
Venus, Etihad Airways’ Vice President Corporate Affairs, said: “Etihad Airways
is building a world class Corporate Affairs department with a core team in Abu
Dhabi complemented by seasoned strategists located in key cities around the
world including Sydney, Beijing, New York and now Berlin.
European experience and expertise, developed in multinational corporations and
highly competitive consultancies, means she’s ideally placed to effectively
engage with stakeholders in Berlin, Brussels, and across the region.”
Airways has expanded significantly in Europe in recent years, now operating 214
existing or announced passenger flights a week between Abu Dhabi and 21
destinations in 16 European countries.
airline continues to expand its codeshare partnerships with European airlines
as well as investing in airberlin, Aer Lingus, Air Serbia, with regulatory
approval pending for Darwin Airline, which will operate as Etihad Regional, and
Ungar said: “The Etihad Airways story is one of the most exciting and unique in
aviation today. I’m delighted to be joining the airline in this period of
growth and look forward to developing the narrative in the European market as
well as alongside our European partners.”