Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced the appointment of Othman Aleghfeli, a UAE national, as Area Manager Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) from his current position as Assistant General Manager for the airline’s Abu Dhabi Hub.

In the new role, Othman will be responsible for overseeing the airline’s operations and driving growth in the GCC. He will be the first UAE national to hold this position which is critical to the delivery of service excellence and a superior guest experience across the GCC region

Having joined Etihad Airways in 2007, Othman has almost a decade of operational experience in the aviation industry.