Breaking News: Tony Douglas lascia RIA dopo soli due mesi


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Saudi airline RIA’s new CEO Tony Douglas has left his position after barely two months in the role, Arabian Business understands.

Douglas quit Etihad Airways in October last year, to take the helm of the new carrier being launched in Saudi Arabia.

RIA’s role in Saudi aviation
The launch of RIA is also expected shortly. Backed by the Saudi PIF, around $30 billion is being invested to create a brand-new carrier, with long-term ambitions of becoming a major global player.


However, sources close to the PIF told Arabian Business that Douglas was “no longer involved” with the airline.

Douglas had overseen Etihad since January 2018. He was previously the CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports Company between 2013 and 2015. He was replaced at Etihad by former TAP Airlines boss Antonoaldo Neves.

The airline is the centrepiece of Saudi Arabia’s $100 billion investment in aviation as part of its Vision 2030 plans. A third national carrier, based in NEOM, is also being considered.


RIA will be based out of Riyadh, while SAUDIA will operate from Jeddah.
 
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Saudi airline RIA’s new CEO Tony Douglas has left his position after barely two months in the role, Arabian Business understands.

Douglas quit Etihad Airways in October last year, to take the helm of the new carrier being launched in Saudi Arabia.

RIA’s role in Saudi aviation
The launch of RIA is also expected shortly. Backed by the Saudi PIF, around $30 billion is being invested to create a brand-new carrier, with long-term ambitions of becoming a major global player.


However, sources close to the PIF told Arabian Business that Douglas was “no longer involved” with the airline.

Douglas had overseen Etihad since January 2018. He was previously the CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports Company between 2013 and 2015. He was replaced at Etihad by former TAP Airlines boss Antonoaldo Neves.

The airline is the centrepiece of Saudi Arabia’s $100 billion investment in aviation as part of its Vision 2030 plans. A third national carrier, based in NEOM, is also being considered.


RIA will be based out of Riyadh, while SAUDIA will operate from Jeddah.
Notiziona, si sarà accorto che non gli davano carta bianca e ha preferito levare subito le tende prima di farsi male.
 

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Notiziona, si sarà accorto che non gli davano carta bianca e ha preferito levare subito le tende prima di farsi male.
No, quello era Calenda col PD! :D
Battute a parte la notizia, oltre ad essere completamente inaspettata, stabilisce anche contorni inquietanti intorno alla nascita di RIA che - ricordo a tutti - aveva l'ambizione di iniziare ad operare già nei primi mesi del 2023.

Scommetto che il prossimo CEO sarà un arabic speaking...
 

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Qui ci sono grande fermento e curiosità riguardo RIA, con radiogalley che parla di cifre da capogiro riguardanti lo stipendio degli AA/VV… Aspettiamo e vediamo.
 

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Jeddah è ancora vivibile, c’è pure il mare, la Corniche… ma Riyadh è in mezzo al nulla.
Sarà per quello.