Emirates appoints Iraq area manager

Airline flies four times a week to Basra.
NEWS, Aviation


Emirates has announced the appointment of an area manager in Iraq, to support the airline’s operations in the market.

Raed Al Rahma, a UAE national, will be responsible for overseeing the running of Emirates’ business operations in Iraq, as well as managing sales and service functions for the airline’s passenger, cargo and airport operations.

“Raed has been a valued member of Emirates since 1991. During this time he has held a number of roles that will hold him in good stead for this challenging new role,” said Ahmed Khoory, Emirates’ senior vice president, commercial operations, Gulf, Middle East and Iran.

“As area manager, Iraq, Raed will play a pivotal role in expanding our operations in this strategically important market and I am confident that his wide breadth of experience will see the market thrive.”

Al Rahma will be based in Basra. Emirates started operations to Iraq on February 2 this year with four weekly services to Basra.

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