Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has appointed David Ranger as its partner relationship manager for the Asia Pacific South region.
Ranger has more than 30 years’ aviation experience and has held senior management positions with British Airways, the Qantas/BA Joint Services business and Airnorth.
He will be responsible for Etihad Airways’ partner relationships in the Asia Pacific region.
These currently include Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, Bangkok Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Philippine Airlines and Vietnam Airlines.
Lindsay White, Etihad Airways vice president for Asia Pacific South and Australasia, said: “David’s experience in managing complex airline partnerships worldwide will be a great asset to our business in the region.
“Partnerships are at the heart of Etihad Airways’ global network development strategy so we need highly skilled professionals like David guiding their successful implementation.”
David will commence in the Brisbane-based role on 16 July 2012, with dual reporting lines to Lindsay White in the airline’s Asia Pacific South Sydney headquarters and Ali Saleh, Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi-based Vice President Alliances and Partnerships.
Etihad is considered the World’s Leading Airline by the World Travel Awards.