UAE national airline Etihad Airways has named Gianni Tronza as its new general manager for Switzerland effective immediately, Trade Arabia reported. In his new role, Gianni Tronza will be based in Zurich, where he will lead Etihad’s expanded commercial operations in Switzerland following the introduction of daily flights to Zurich in June, said a statement from Etihad. Alessandro Liverani will continue to lead the airline’s sales team in the French part of Switzerland, Geneva, and also take part in commercial co-operation projects with network partner, Alitalia. Liverani will directly report into Tronza, it added. Bringing a wealth of industry experience to the airline, Tronza previously worked at American Airlines for over 15 years, where he held various senior positions, including regional sales director. Prior to that, he worked in managerial positions at Crossair (Swissair) and British Airways.