Etihad Airways has appointed Haitham Al Subaihi as vice-president sales central USA and Dave Walsh as country manager for Ireland.
Al Subaihi will be based in the airline's new Washington DC office. He was most recently Etihad's manager sales - government, based in the UAE.
The appointment follows Etihad's announcement that it will begin flights to Washington on 31 March 2013.
In addition, Etihad has named Dave Walsh as its country manager for Ireland, replacing Justin Warby who has returned to the carrier's head office in Abu Dhabi to lead the e-commerce division.
Prior to the appointment, Walsh worked at Travelport. He has also served UK carrier BMI as country manager Ireland.