(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is increasing its commitment to Africa with the establishment of a new sales region for Africa Sub-Sahara and the Indian Ocean (AFI).
This brings to seven the number of geographical regions that make up the global sales structure. The other regions include the UAE, the Middle East, North Africa and Levant, Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific North and the Indian Subcontinent, and Asia Pacific South and Australasia.
Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways' chief commercial officer, said: "Africa is quickly developing into the next big investment destination, with business growth on the rise and African economies amongst the fastest growing in the world. We are experiencing strong passenger loads right across the continent, with passengers travelling through our hub in Abu Dhabi to the key commercial and tourism destinations in the Middle East, and further afield, to Europe, North America, the Indian Subcontinent, North Asia, South East Asia and Australia."