ETIHAD AIRWAYS ANNOUNCES NEW COUNTRY MANAGER FOR SUDAN

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Ali Ghanim Hadi Country Manager Sudan

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), today announced the appointment of Ali Ghanim Hadi as its new Country Manager for Sudan.

Based at the airline’s Khartoum office, Mr Hadi will be responsible for leading Etihad Airways’ commercial operations in Sudan, one of the airline’s longest-established markets.

With over four years of experience at the airline, he has developed excellent contacts with the travel and tourism industry in the Gulf and further afield.

He has moved from head office in Abu Dhabi where he worked as a Sales Manager responsible for managing a mixed portfolio of accounts for both local and federal government.

Daniel Barranger, Etihad Airways Vice President Global Sales, said “We are delighted to have Ali lead the team in the Khartoum office, where he will continue to drive commercial success in Sudan, one of Etihad Airways’ oldest markets.

“Ali’s promotion is recognition of his hard work and Etihad Airways’ commitment to develop and nurture Emirati talent to take up leadership roles both in Abu Dhabi and overseas.”

Etihad Airways, which began flying to Sudan in 2006, currently operates four flights a week between Abu Dhabi and Khartoum. The service provides passengers with connections between Sudan and the UAE, with access to key destinations across Etihad Airways’ global network in the Indian Subcontinent, Asia, Europe and North America.

About Etihad Aviation Group:

Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) is a diversified global aviation and travel group comprising five business divisions – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways Engineering, Etihad Airport Services, Hala Group and Airline Equity Partners. The group has minority investments in seven airlines: airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Jet Airways, Virgin Australia, and Swiss-based Darwin Airline, trading as Etihad Regional.

From its Abu Dhabi base, Etihad Airways flies to, or has announced plans to serve, more than 110 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. The airline has a fleet of over 120 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, with 204 aircraft on firm order, including 71 Boeing 787s, 25 Boeing 777Xs, 62 Airbus A350s and 10 Airbus A380s.