Based at the airline’s Khartoum office, Mr Hadi will be responsible for leading Etihad Airways’ commercial operations in Sudan, one of the airline’s longest-established markets.

With over four years of experience at the airline, he has developed excellent contacts with the travel and tourism industry in the Gulf and further afield.

He has moved from head office in Abu Dhabi where he worked as a Sales Manager responsible for managing a mixed portfolio of accounts for both local and federal government.

Etihad Airways, which began flying to Sudan in 2006, currently operates four flights a week between Abu Dhabi and Khartoum. The service provides passengers with connections between Sudan and the UAE, with access to key destinations across Etihad Airways’ global network in the Indian Subcontinent, Asia, Europe and North America.