Etihad appoints Pawana Shrestha as new country manager in Nepal

11th Aug 2011

Etihad Airways – recognised as the World’s Leading Airline by the World Travel Awards - has announced the appointment of Pawana Shrestha as its country manager in Nepal.

Based in Kathmandu, Shrestha will take over from outgoing acting country manager, John Rees Evans, to oversee the airline’s operations in the country.

Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways’ chief commercial officer, said: “I am delighted to welcome Shrestha who brings extensive experience and expertise to our team in Nepal.

“She will build on the work of her predecessor, John Rees Evans, who in a short time has played a major role in improving our commercial organisation and office in Nepal, further developing our operations to Kathmandu.”

Ms Shrestha has over 11 years’ experience in the airline industry.

She began her career with Gulf Air in 1999, where she served in various roles in reservations, sales and marketing. In November 2004, she joined Galileo, where she increased market share from 20 per cent to 46 per cent, making Galileo the leading Global Distribution System in Nepal.

Etihad commenced flights from Abu Dhabi to Kathmandu in October 2007 and operates 93 services per week from Abu Dhabi to 15 destinations within the Indian Subcontinent and 81 destinations across the world.


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