Elana Sorlini confirmed as new CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports

Abu Dhabi Airports, the operator of Abu Dhabi International Airport and four other commercial gateways in the emirate, has announced the appointment of Elena Sorlini as its managing director and CEO.

Sorlini transitions into the role permanently after serving in an interim capacity since June 2023.

Since joining Abu Dhabi Airports, Sorlini has overseen the successful opening of Abu Dhabi International Airport’s new state-of-the-art Terminal A.

Additionally, she has played an important role in maintaining the steady increase of passenger traffic numbers, which continue to experience year-on-year growth, as well as attracting new airlines and routes to Abu Dhabi, including the French national carrier Air France.

Sorlini commented: “I remain committed to unlocking the full growth potential of Abu Dhabi’s tourism and trade industry.

“The capital boasts a wealth of offerings and a strong reputation for excellence and innovation, and our airports truly serve as gateways to rich cultural heritage and commercial opportunities.

“I look forward to contributing to the recognition of Abu Dhabi International Airport as one of the best airports in the world, meeting the highest standards of quality for our passengers.”

Sorlini brings more than 20 years of experience in the aviation industry. Before joining Abu Dhabi Airports, she held various senior management positions, including vice president of group corporate strategy at Oman Aviation Group and strategy director at Copenhagen Airports.

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