Link September Issue SEP 2017 fin - Page 47

Appointments “As we celebrate Dubai International’s 57th anniversary later this week, we will renew our commitment to make the world’s number one airport for international passenger volumes also the world’s best for customer service,” he added. APPOINTMENTS Tony Douglas appointed Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Aviation Group The Chairman of Etihad Aviation Group, His Excellency Mohamed Mubarak Fadhel Al Mazrouei, today confirmed the appointment of Tony Douglas as Group Chief Executive Officer, who will join the company in January 2018. B oosted by the seasonal rush of travellers, particularly UAE residents returning for the start of the academic year, passenger traffic at DXB reached 8,233,311 in August compared to 7,727,105 recorded in the same month last year, an increase of 6.6%. The year to date traffic totalled 59,353,368 passengers up 6.3% compared to 55,851,148* recorded during the first eight months of 2016. Mr. Douglas joins Etihad from the United King