Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced key new appointments within its commercial division which span the globe and cater for the airline’s growing requirements.
The changes see Adam Phillips return to Abu Dhabi to take the position of Vice President Commercial Strategy and Planning; Craig Thomas will move to Bangkok to replace Adam as Vice President Asia Pacific North and the Indian Subcontinent; and Alan Glover will move from Dublin to Australia to replace Craig as Manager Sales Victoria.
Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways’ Chief Commercial Officer said: “These are exciting moves within Etihad Airways’ Commercial Division and support the continued transformation of our business. Adam, Craig and Alan have been part of the Etihad Airways family for several years and will bring this crucial knowledge of the business to their new roles.”
Adam Phillips’ new role as Vice President Commercial Strategy and Planning will see him develop and implement innovative sales and distribution strategies across the global commercial division as well as evolving the methods that Etihad Airways uses to sell flights and increase ancillary revenue. Adam will report directly to Peter Baumgartner.
Craig Thomas will move from his current role as Manager Sales Victoria in Melbourne to replace Adam as Vice President Asia Pacific North and the Indian Subcontinent, and will relocate to Bangkok.
Craig will be responsible for sales in the markets of Bangladesh, Belarus, China, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Craig will report directly to Abu Dhabi-based, Vice President Global Sales, Danny Barranger.
Alan Glover will move from his role as Manager Corporate Sales in Dublin to replace Craig as Manager Sales Victoria in Melbourne. He will report to Luisa Pastrello, Country Manager Australia, and look after sales in Melbourne and across the state of Victoria, as well as neighbouring states of South Australia and Tasmania.