Etihad Airways has appointed Craig Thomas as general manager for Canada.
Based in Toronto, Thomas will be responsible for all commercial activity for Etihad Airways, as well as further growing the airline’s relationships with trade and corporate partners. He will report to Martin Drew, vice-president of The Americas for Etihad Airways.
Thomas most recently served as Etihad Airways’ regional general manager – Asia Pacific North and the Indian Subcontinent, based in Bangkok. He joined Etihad Airways in 2005 as the sales and marketing manager – Southern Africa and later served as the airline’s general manager – Thailand and state manager of Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia. Prior to joining Etihad, he held various management roles in airport operations at Virgin Atlantic and served as corporate travel manager at De Beers.
Thomas, who assumes his new role on June 16, replaces James Harrison who has been appointed general manager – United Kingdom for Etihad Airways.
Etihad Airways currently operates three flights per week between Abu Dhabi and Toronto.