Mr Jordi Porcel Cortes has been appointed to the position of General Manager in Spain for Etihad Airways has appointed. He will work out of the brand’s new Madrid office, bringing with him a wealth of industry experience from time spent working for both Vueling Airlines and British Airways.
Etihad Airways is currently preparing to launch direct flights between Madrid and Abu Dhabi as of 30 March 2015, so it is an exciting time for Cortes to take the reigns.
Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways’ Chief Commercial Officer, said, “The new service will help boost inbound tourism for Spain and strengthen the already strong trade ties with the UAE. Travellers will have great opportunities to connect over Abu Dhabi to the entire Gulf region, Africa, Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia and Australia.”