The UAE national airline, Etihad, has announced a new organisational structure “positioning the business to deliver on its mandate in the wake of Covid-19 and meet the challenges of the global downturn in aviation head on.”

The restructuring sees the airline continuing its transformation into what it calls a “mid-sized, full-service carrier”.   

Tony Douglas, Group Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “After our best-ever Q1 performance, none of us could have predicted the challenges that lay ahead in the remainder of this year. I’m extremely proud of the way my leadership team and the whole Etihad family have navigated the Covid-19 crisis so far, and I must express my gratitude to each member of the team for continually proving our adaptability to the most unexpected of circumstances”.

Out go a number of senior staff including Robin Kamark, Chief Commercial Officer, who has decided to leave the business, and Duncan Bureau, Senior Vice President Sales & Distribution; Mutaz Saleh will be leaving his position as Chief Risk & Compliance Officer and likewise Akram Alami, Chief Transformation Officer.

Continuing in their respective positions and also reporting to the Group Chief Executive Officer are Frank Meyer, Chief Digital Officer; Abdul Khaliq Saeed, Chief Engineering Officer; and Andrew Macfarlane, Chief Investments Officer.

We wait to hear the 2021 plans and the fleet size.