The UAE’s flag carrier Etihad Airways received four awards at the Airline Economics Aviation 100 Deals of the Year Awards 2021 on April 16. Tony Douglas, CEO, and Adam Boukadida, CFO, accepted honorary degrees on behalf of Etihad.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the business hard recently. Increasing core performance by 55% by 2019 beat the epidemic. However, despite the loss of COVID-19, Etihad Airways has maintained its industry-leading health and hygiene program and its comprehensive commitment to sustainability.
There were four honors for the UAE’s flag airline Etihad Airways at the Airline Economics Aviation 100 Deals of the Year Awards 2021 held in Dubai on April 16. Tony Douglas, CEO, and Adam Boukadida, CFO, on behalf of Etihad, accepted the following honorary degrees.
- 2021 the Middle East & Africa CEO/Industry Leader – Tony Douglas,
- Etihad Airway Middle East & Africa CFO – Adam Boukadida,
- Etihad Airways Middle East & Africa Capital Markets Deal – Etihad USD $600M Sustainability-Linked transition Sukuk and Liability Management of 2021 maturity.
- MENA Sustainability Financing Deal of the Year — Etihad Airways SDG Loan
Tony Douglas, Group CEO. “Etihad Airways operates based on sustainability.
“We are honored to be acknowledged by our peers for our innovative fiscal sustainability approach,” said Etihad CFO Adam Boukadida. We’re the first airline to receive commercial funding based on our commitment to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. In the foreseeable future, I hope to build on our finance division’s successes.”