Etihad execs said to be filling key Jet Airways roles

At least four executives from Abu Dhabi airline to make move on back of stake sale deal - report

At least four executives from Etihad Airways are likely to assume key positions in Jet Airways by the end of year, it was reported on Thursday.

Times of India said the executives will include Willy Boulter, who is currently vice-president commercial strategy and planning at the Abu Dhabi-based carrier, Renyl Rauf, senior manager, mergers and acquisitions, Rangesh Embar, vice-president finance and Rajeev Nambiar, head of sales.

Earlier this month, India's cabinet approved a $330m deal by Etihad Airways to buy a stake in Jet Airways.

Etihad had agreed in April to buy a 24 percent stake in Jet in the first such deal since the Indian government relaxed rules in September 2012 to allow foreign airlines to own up to 49 percent of Indian carriers.

The deal had been delayed due to scrutiny by Indian regulators and also due to opposition from some politicians, before the foreign investment regulator cleared it with conditions in late July.

Etihad will gain a major foothold in India and the neighbouring region taking on rivals Emirates and Qatar Airways.

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Posted by: vijay

hope jet airways does not go the etihad way as far as service is concerned because it is a very badly run airline.I have recently travelled on both the airlines and had an opportunity of comparing both the airlines as i had travelled to new york on a code sharing flight .abudhabi brussels on etihad and jet airways on brussels new wark sector and i would just give four points to etihad and nine points to jet.i have been travelling since last 45 years and with etihad i had the experience of my life as i was alloted a seat which was also alloted to another passenger a lady .two boarding passes with the same seat number from any angle is a major mistake by etihad as far as security of the passenger and aircraft is concerned.

Posted by: Stratosphere

Bye bye Jet airways.

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