Anita Thomas Country Manager Emirates Ireland

Emirates has announced Kilkenny native, Anita Thomas, as new Ireland country manager succeeding Enda Corneille and thereafter interim country manager, Thani Al Ansari and brings significant experience to the role having worked in the aviation industry for more than 30 years.  Anita started her career in Ryanair in 1992 and has worked for a number of international carriers in the UK and Ireland.

Anita has been central to the growth and success of the Irish operation having joined Emirates when it launched its Dublin to Dubai route in January 2012,  growing over the last 10 years corporate business , developing strong relationships with the travel trade as well as corporate customers.

In her new role Anita will be responsible for airport operations in Dublin and sales performance across both cargo and passenger traffic for the carrier’s two daily departures  to Dubai onboard Boeing 777-300(ER) aircraft.

Emirates Chief Commercial Officer Adnan Kazimm, said “This is a well-deserved promotion for a professional that has been with Emirates on every step of its journey in Ireland.  Anita has the expertise, customer relationships and unique insight that will complement our ambition for a market that is very important to our global operations. Having started with the team as a sales executive, Anita’s appointment is an excellent example of the opportunities for growth with the world’s largest airline.”

Emirates Ireland Country Manager Anita Thomas said “We have a fantastic team on the ground in Ireland and it’s a great honour to be a part of and now to lead such a passionate and ambitious group. I’m really looking forward to further realising the potential within the Irish market and promoting not only Emirates’ extensive global network, but also showcasing the onboard product to both existing as well as new customers in our market.”

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