Airline's ground services division appointments are in anticipation of moving to the new facilities when they open in 2019
Etihad Airport Services (EAS) Ground announced the appointment of several UAE Nationals within a new structure that it said will “lay the foundation for the coming years,” according to a statement.
The appointments announced include Jubran Al Breiki, head of EAS Ground; Mohamed Al Naqbi, senior manager, Ramp Operations; Nasser Al Marzooqi, senior manager, projects (cargo); Mohammed Al Banna, senior manager, operations delivery; Marwan Al Shehhi, senior manager, baggage; and Basma Habib, senior manager, quality and operations control.
The new structure announced follows after Arwa Bin Haider was named senior manager of hub operations at Etihad Airways in October 2017, to ensure high operational delivery rates for Etihad Airways.
All six new appointees, after having received special training for eventual promotion to management positions while working at EAS Ground, will be based at Abu Dhabi Airport and will support critical transitional duties as ground services prepare to move to the new Midfield Terminal due to open in 2019.
“These appointments illustrate EAS Ground’s commitment to Emiratisation and reinforce the strong structure we have for the future,” said Khaled Al Mehairbi, senior vice president and general manager of Etihad Airport Services Ground.
“These six aviation professionals each have a key role to play in the division and, alongside their colleagues, will ensure that the next two years as we transition to the Midfield Terminal, will be successful,” he added.
EAS manages Etihad Aviation Group’s investment in the support businesses at the Abu Dhabi hub. These include catering (EAS Catering), ground handling (above and below wing - EAS Ground), and cargo logistics operations (EAS Cargo), all located at Abu Dhabi International Airport.
The division delivered its best summer performance in five years in 2017 when it handled over 19,000 flights from 29 airlines, carrying 3.5 million passengers and 4.3 million bags, during the peak period from June through to September.