Ras Al Khaimah International Airport appoints new CEO
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Ras Al Khaimah International Airport appoints new CEO

Ras Al Khaimah International Airport appoints new CEO

Atanasios Titonis replaces Sanjay Khanna, who served in the role from September 2017

Ras Al Khaimah International Airport has appointed Atanasios Titonis as its new CEO.

Titonis – who took on the position on September 5 – replaces Sanjay Khanna, who served in the role from September 2017.

Titonis was previously serving as the COO of Dammam Airports Company in Saudi Arabia, where he helped to develop its low-cost business and improved the overall operation efficiency.

Prior to that, he worked with Germany’s Cologne Bonn Airport for 12 years serving in a dual role as the COO/accountable manager and at one point as acting CEO.

In his new role, he will be responsible for overseeing Ras Al Khaimah International Airport’s ambitious expansion strategy, leading its business and strategy development, financial management and day-to-day operations.

Salem Sultan Al-Qasimi, chairman of the Department of Civil Aviation and RAK Airport, said: “Ras Al Khaimah International Airport is currently undergoing its biggest expansion strategy since it was established in 1976.

“Atanasios will play a vital role in navigating this crucial phase and driving the airport’s continued development. He will also be pivotal in building further strategic partnerships to open up the emirate to key markets and drive its growth as one of the most dynamic tourist destinations.”

Ras Al Khaimah International Airport’s expansion targets key source markets, improving the visitor arrival experience and bolstering cargo operations.

The strategy, which aims to boost the frequency of flights and add new routes is part of Ras Al Khaimah’s plans to promote itself as a tourist destination and attract three million visitors by 2030.

The airport has announced several partnerships this year with carriers including SCAT Airlines, URAL, flyEgypt, Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) and Smartwings. It also has collaborations with SpiceJet, Gulf Air and Pegasus.

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