Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has appointed Kirk Albrow as its new General Manager Thailand.
Kirk has been with Etihad Airways since 2004 in a number of senior commercial roles, including Regional General Manager for Asia Pacific and for Europe and the Americas. His extensive international sales experience includes management positions at Swissair, United Airlines and British Airways.
Chief Commercial Officer of Etihad Airways, Peter Baumgartner, said Kirk Albrow would be a great addition to the airline's Asia Pacific South commercial team.
"With more than 35 years of industry experience, including two years based in Bangkok, Kirk has the right credentials to accelerate the growth of our business in Thailand.
"The Bangkok route is one of the oldest and most important in the Etihad Airways network and Kirk's leadership will be key to its future development."
Kirk said: "I am excited about returning to Bangkok in the role of general manager and to working with the Etihad team and local industry stakeholders to build on our current success."
Kirk takes up the new appointment from 1 May 2012, reporting to Regional General Manager Asia Pacific South and Australasia, Lindsay White.