- Airline establishes new Revenue division
Abu Dhabi, UAE . 04 January 2023. Etihad Airways today announced the appointment of Arik De as its Chief Revenue Officer, overseeing a new organisational division focused on revenue.
Since April 2022, De has served as Vice President of Revenue & Commerce at Etihad Airways, responsible for revenue management and e-commerce.
“With the world quickly returning to pre-Covid levels of travel, we have a unique opportunity to build on and strengthen our leading position at Etihad Airways,” said
Antonoaldo Neves, Chief Executive Officer.
“Our new Revenue division will deliver state-of-the-art revenue management
capabilities, broaden our airline partnerships and enhance our network to better serve
our guests and our home of Abu Dhabi.
"Arik has had a substantial positive impact on our revenue performance over the past
nine months, and I look forward to closely working with him as we build on these
interdependent areas, which are critical for financial sustainability.”
Having started his career over 20 years ago in finance at the International Monetary
Fund, De has spent the last 15 years working within the aviation industry.
He has previously held leading positions at WestJet, Air Asia, Aeroméxico, and most
recently, TAP Air Portugal, where he was the Chief Revenue & Network Officer.
In this newly created role, which will report to the Chief Executive Officer, De will
oversee key revenue-related functions including Revenue Management, Distribution &
E-commerce, Network Planning, Alliances & Joint Ventures, Aeropolitical & Industry
Affairs, and Etihad Guest, the airline’s loyalty programme.
De holds a Master’s degree in Finance and Policy from the University of Chicago.
"I am excited to take on the Chief Revenue Officer role at a time of such opportunity, as
international travel demand kicks into high gear. Etihad Airways has an incredible
product, service and team behind it, and I look forward to working together to enable
growth and deliver value as we take our airline to new heights,” said De.