02 Sep 2015 08:30
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has appointed Neerja Bhatia to the position of Vice President India and Indian Sub-Continent (ISC).
Bhatia joined Etihad Airways in 2004 as Sales Manager Western India, shortly
after the airline had launched its flights to Mumbai, its first Indian
then progressed to become Manager for Western and Southern India, before being
appointed as General Manager India in 2007.
Barranger, Etihad Airways’ Senior Vice President Sales, said: “Neerja has
played a key role in the expansion of Etihad Airways in India during the last
11 years and has a wealth of experience and expertise which will be key to the continued
alignment of our activities together with our strategic partner Jet Airways in
this important geographical area.
are delighted that Neerja will take up her new role, based in Mumbai, to lead
Etihad Airways’ commercial activities across the region as we look to expand
our sales operations in India, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal, Seychelles, and Sri
Airways currently operates flights from Abu Dhabi to eleven destinations in
India: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Calicut, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Hyderabad,
Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Thiruvananthapuram.
with strategic partner, Jet Airways, both airlines fly between Abu Dhabi and 14
Indian cities, operating more 200 return flights each week.
the remit of the Indian Subcontinent region, Etihad Airways also flies daily to
Dhaka, Bangladesh; daily to Malé, Maldives; double daily to Kathmandu, Nepal;
daily to Mahe, Seychelles, and double daily to Colombo, Sri Lanka.
to the Seychelles are complimented by a daily service, carrying Etihad Airways’
EY code, by the airline’s strategic partner, Air Seychelles.