Etihad Airways has announced plans to establish a dedicated Revenue Accounting Centre of Excellence in Al Ain, in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, and create job opportunities for more than 1,000 Emiratis over the next three years.

The centre will be a global leader in revenue accounting, offering a range of competitively priced services that will bring cost savings and operational efficiencies to airlines, including Etihad Airways. It will also create long-term economic value for the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

More than 500 Emiratis will be hired during the project’s first year of operation. Total employee numbers are forecast to exceed 800 by the end of 2016, and more than 1,000 by the end of 2017, depending on the level of demand from participating airlines around the world.

In addition to serving Etihad Airways, the centre will be equally available to a number of its network partners and other airlines around the world. Customers will be provided with access to global best practices, proven techniques and the latest airline developments in order to optimise results, redirect valuable internal resources, and focus their best people on core business.