Subscribe Free
in People

Etihad Airways appoints new general manager for the United States

Posted 4 February 2016 · Add Comment

Etihad Airways has announced the appointment of Craig Thomas as general manager for the United States.

Thomas, the first general manager for the United States in the airline’s history, will be based in New York where he will be responsible for all commercial activity for Etihad Airways, as well as further growing the airline’s relationships with trade and corporate partners with immediate effect. Thomas will report to Martin Drew, Senior Vice President of The Americas for Etihad Airways. 

Drew said the following of Thomas’ appointment: “With the arrival of Etihad Airways’ ‘Flying Reimagined’ A380 service, the opening of our new First and Business Class Lounge at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, and strong demand for our services, 2015 has been a phenomenal year for our U.S. operations. Craig’s extensive experience with Etihad Airways has given him extensive global knowledge of commercial management and he will play a critical role in ensuring the continued growth and success of our world-class offerings in the United States.” 

Thomas most recently served as Etihad Airways’ general manager for Canada, based in Toronto. Previously, he served as Regional General Manager - Asia Pacific North and the Indian Subcontinent, and was based in Bangkok. He joined Etihad Airways in 2005 as the Sales and Marketing Manager - Southern Africa and later served as the airline’s General Manager – Thailand and State Manager of Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia. Prior to joining Etihad Airways, Thomas held various management roles in airport operations at Virgin Atlantic and served as Corporate Travel Manager at De Beers. 

Thomas’ new position will help the airline continue to grow its commercial partnerships and deliver the highest standards of service excellence to its guests as the company continues to deepen its footprint in the U.S. 

“I am excited to take on this new role and continue my service with Etihad Airways in one of the airline’s most dynamic and successful markets,” said Thomas. “I look forward to working with the team to find new and innovative ways of expanding and strengthening our strategic corporate and trade partnerships, strengthening our commercial ties and providing the world-class service, comfort, and hospitality that our airline has become known for and our valued guests have come to rely upon.”

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Emirates to receive 100th A380 aircraft in November

Emirates is set to receive its milestone 100th A380 aircraft on November 3.

Louvre Abu Dhabi signs landmark partnership with Etihad Airways

Louvre Abu Dhabi has signed the first exclusive platinum partnership with Etihad Airways.

SITA CEO rallies airlines and airports in community fight against cyber threats

The air transport industry has cybersecurity as a top priority with 95% of airlines and 96% of airports investing resources into major cybersecurity programmes or pilots over the next three years.

Germania flight lands in Sharm El Sheikh

Germania flight took off from Berlin-Schönefeld headed for Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt with 201 passengers on board. With a second aircraft now based at Schönefeld, Germania is flying this route, among others, once a week during the winter

Trump pressured to export Reaper to the Middle East

A group of 20 Republican and two Democrat members of the US House of Representatives, led by Congressman Duncan Hunter, have written to President Donald Trump asking him to approve export sales of the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper armed

Emirates and Qantas to renew their vows

Emirates and Qantas are hoping to continue their special relationship and have applied to the the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to renew their alliance.

Aviation Africa SK18418
See us at
DASAS BT3006161117DIAC BT1105121117AIME BT1204240118Global Aerospace BT28218DAS BT1105161117Aviation Africa BT18418Aviation Show 267291117