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RAK Airport appoints aviation veteran as CEO

Atanasios Titonis has worked across several sectors within the field for more than two decades

Ras Al Khaimah International Airport (RAK Airport) has appointed Atanasios Titonis as its Chief Executive Officer.

Titonis has more than two decades of experience working across several aviation sectors covering airlines, tour operators, ground handlers and airports in both Europe and the Middle East. In his new role, he will lead the business and strategy development, financial management and day-to-day operations while overseeing Ras Al Khaimah International Airport’s ambitious expansion strategy.

Prior to moving to Ras Al Khaimah, Titonis was the chief operating officer at the Saudi-based Dammam Airports Company, where he helped to develop its low-cost division and improved overall operational efficiency.

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Commenting on the appointment, chairman of the Department of Civil Aviation and Ras Al Khaimah International Airport and board member of General Civil Aviation Authority & RAK Executive Council Eng Salem Sultan Al-Qasimi said: “Ras Al Khaimah International Airport is currently undergoing its biggest expansion strategy since it was established in 1976. With in-depth knowledge and expertise working across multiple facets of the aviation industry, 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 is aimed at driving accessibility for key source markets, strengthening the visitor arrival experience and bolstering cargo operations. The expansion plays an important role in the Emirate’s development plans to enhance its position as a leading tourist destination and attract three million visitors by 2030. 

Earlier this year, key partnerships with carriers including SCAT Airlines, URAL, flyEgypt, Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) and Smartwings were announced, opening up the destination to more international guests.

For more information, visit www.rakairport.com

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