Etihad draws VIP visitors at ATM
Dubai, May 12, 2013
A number of VIPs across several industries visited the stand of Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, at the recently concluded Arabian Travel Market, a major tourism show, in Dubai.
Visitors were keen to meet the Etihad Airways’ team and understand the airline’s group offer, its latest destinations and holidays packages and subsidiary companies such as Hala Abu Dhabi and Etihad Holidays.
Peter Baumgartner, chief commercial officer and Abdul Qader Hussein Ahmed, Etihad Airways’ vice president, Government & International Affairs, welcomed prominent guests including Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and chairman of the Emirates Group, Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, chairman Abu Dhabi Tourism, and Development Investment Company, Ambassador Michael Corbin, US Ambassador to the UAE and flydubai's CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith.
Peter Baumgartner said: “We are delighted to have been involved in this important event. It reinforces the airline’s contribution in presenting the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as a key destination in the world. The airline has an important role in supporting the vision for economic diversification and sustainability of Abu Dhabi.”
A highlight of the stand was the Georgetown Cupcake bakery, turning out fresh, delicious cupcakes to mark the recently-launched Abu Dhabi - Washington DC route.
The team of three chefs flown out from the exclusive bakery worked with Etihad Airways’ own First Class chefs to bake more than 9,000 of the legendary confections which had visitors queuing around the stand, just like they do at the iconic bakery in Washington. – TradeArabia News Service
More Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Stories
- Celebrity chef to open restaurant at InterContinental
- FRHI appoints wellness vice president
- Dubai, Abu Dhabi hotels top performance
- Malaysia Airlines jet presumed crashed, 239 onboard
- BA rolls out special Mother's Day fares
- Etihad says majority of stranded passengers sent home
- Malaysian jet search team spots 'column of smoke'
- Turkish Airlines revenue surges 27pc in 2013
- GCC airlines defend female cabin crew policies
- Malaysian flight 'presumed crashed' over China
- Qatar Airways likely to buy more A380s
- Malaysia Airlines jet goes missing over China
- Etihad in move to clear flights backlog
- Tourism industry emerges from downturn
- Airbus orders more frequent A380 checks
- Dubai Mall stand offers air safety tips
- Elaf Group plans new hotel in Makkah
- UPDATE: Abu Dhabi airport starts operation
- Qatar Airways mulls options on 3 extra A380s
- RAK features 9 travel firms at ITB Berlin
- Etihad names Patrick Vieira guest ambassador
- Lufthansa to offer Premium Economy Class
- Ras Al Khaimah TDA appoints new CEO
- Abu Dhabi flights hit by 'technical failure'
- Egypt urges Germany to ease travel advisory
- Qatar Airways to get 3 A380s in June
- Paramount eyes expansion in region
- All EU citizens exempt from pre-entry UAE visas
- Sofitel to open in Downtown Dubai
- Women’s role in aviation focus for summit