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Etihad preparing for transition to ‘Etihad Aviation Group’

April 23, 2014 9:51 am

Etihad Airways has announced a series of executive appointments, as the Abu Dhabi-based airline prepares for a transition into Etihad Aviation Group, Bloomberg has reported. “The new structure marks the transition from a single entity airline to a wider global aviation group,” Etihad said. “It distinguishes the functions relating purely to Etihad Airways and those which support the growth and success of its subsidiaries, joint venture companies and equity partners.” Rick Allen, formerly of Air Canada, was named senior vice president of operations, while Chris Youlten was promoted to the new job of senior vice president for airport and network operations, reporting to the chief operating officer.