Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has appointed John Evans as its new General Manager for the Philippines .
John has more than 35 years of experience in airline operations including senior management roles at Swissair and Gulf Air in the UK  and Thailand . He has transferred to the Manila -based position from Cyprus , where he was Etihad Airways’ General Manager for the past year.
Peter Baumgartner, Chief Commercial Officer of Etihad Airways , said he was delighted to welcome John to the airline’s Asia Pacific South commercial leadership team.
“John brings to the role a great depth of international sales and general management experience that will guide the next phase of our growth in the Philippines market.
“With John leading our well-established local team in Manila, we are assured of its continuing success.”
John assumed his role on September 6, reporting to Mr Lindsay White, Etihad Airways’ Vice-President for Asia Pacific South and Australasia.
Etihad Airways commenced services to the Philippines in February 2006. Today, the airline operates 14 services a week to Manila with a mixed fleet of Boeing B777 and Airbus A330-200 aircraft configured in two classes – Pearl Business and Coral Economy.