Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced the appointment of Ali Abdul Rahim Alhosani as its Airport Facilitations Manager at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Malaysia.
Based in Kuala Lumpur, Mr Alhosani, a United Arab Emirates national, will assist Etihad’s KLIA Airport Manager in overseeing the Etihad airport office operations in Kuala Lumpur.
A graduate of the Higher College of Technology in Abu Dhabi, Mr Alhosani began his career in 1996 with Abu Dhabi International Airport. During his three-year association with Etihad Airways, Mr Alhosani served as Airport Manager in Abu Dhabi and in Kuwait International Airport.
Throughout his career with Etihad, Mr Alhosani received extensive training through Etihad Airways’ Emiratisation program. The program is a career development initiative for UAE Nationals that aims to inspire a new generation of leaders and help raise the UAE national component in the private and public sector workforce in the UAE.
James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ Chief Executive Officer, said: “Mr Alhosani brings extensive experience and expertise to this market where he will play a vital role in continuing to establish relations and manage operations at our airport office in Kuala Lumpur. I am very pleased to welcome Ali to this new role.
“We now have a number of Emiratis based in positions around the world and I am delighted that the unique skills and experience of the airline’s UAE National employees will be used for the benefit of the airline worldwide.”
The Etihad Airways Emiratisation Program offers a wide range of training opportunities for UAE Nationals. The airline offers a cadet pilot scheme, a technical engineering development program and a graduate management development program to UAE nationals.
Etihad launched its six flights a week service from Abu Dhabi to Kuala Lumpur in January, 2007. Etihad now operates daily flights to Kuala Lumpur and offers services to eight destinations in the Far East.