Gulf Air executive to head Etihad's Oman operations
Etihad Airways has appointed Mahfood Al Harthy as its new general manager for Oman.
Al Harthy joins Etihad Airways from Gulf Air where he held a number of senior sales positions in Bahrain, Indonesia, the South Pacific, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Singapore, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
“Mahfood has more than 20 years of aviation experience and a doctorate in business administration from the University of Liverpool. He has the right credentials to accelerate the growth of our business in Oman,” said Etihad Airways’ chief commercial officer, Peter Baumgartner.
“Oman is a key market for Etihad Airways’ network strategy, where we currently operate 20 services a week to its capital, Muscat. We are pleased to welcome Mahfood to our commercial organisation to lead the team into the next phase of development as the Omani market continues to grow."
Al Harthy takes up the new appointment on 7th May 2012, reporting to regional general manager Middle East, Maen Abdul Halim.
"I am excited about working for Etihad Airways in my home country and look forward to further establishing our strong brand and service in the market while working closely with our trade partners and local industry stakeholders to build on our current success,” said Al Harthy.
Etihad Airways started operations to Muscat in March 2006.