Etihad Airways has announced the appointment of Craig Thomas as general manager for the United States.
Thomas, the first general manager for the United States in the airline’s history, will be based in New York, where he will be responsible for all commercial activity for Etihad Airways, as well as further growing the airline’s relationships with trade and corporate partners with immediate effect. He will report to Martin Drew, senior vice president of The Americas, for Etihad Airways.
Thomas most recently served as Etihad Airways’ general manager for Canada, based in Toronto. Previously, he served as regional general manager - Asia Pacific North and the Indian Subcontinent, and was 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 Airways, Thomas held various management roles in airport operations at Virgin Atlantic and served as corporate travel manager at De Beers.