As reported earlier, Etihad Airways has appointed Des Vertannes as its new executive vice president cargo.
Vertannes joins Etihad’s Crystal Cargo division from Gulf Air where he was head of cargo, and brings nearly 40 years of aviation industry experience with him.
Prior to joining Gulf Air, Vertannes held the position of chief executive at the UK-based Air Menzies International, as well as being managing director of Menzies Cargo World.
He began his career with British Airways in 1970 where he was the cargo manager for the Gulf and Saudi Arabia and cargo sales manager for the UK. During the 1990’s he worked for Air Canada where he was the general manager cargo for Europe, Africa and the Middle East.