Ras Al Khaimah International Airport appoints new CEO to drive ambitious expansion strategy

posted on 26th October 2021 by Eddie Saunders
Ras Al Khaimah International Airport appoints new CEO to drive ambitious expansion strategy
Atanasios Titonis

Ras Al Khaimah International Airport (RAK Airport) announces the appointment of Atanasios Titonis as its Chief Executive Officer.

With 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, Atanasios brings with him an in-depth and well-rounded understanding of the industry and extensive knowledge of building up and developing an airport business.

As an industry leader, Atanasios has successfully guided teams with a reputation for delivering growth and operational efficiency.

Responsible for overseeing Ras Al Khaimah International Airport’s ambitious expansion strategy and driving a new era of connectivity for the Emirate, Atanasios will lead the business and strategy development, financial management and day-to-day operations for the UAE’s fastest growing aviation hub.

Commenting on Atanasios’ appointment, H.E. Engr. Salem Sultan Al-Qasimi, Chairman of the Department of Civil Aviation and Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, board member of General Civil Aviation Authority & RAK Executive Council, 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.” 

Atanasios brings with him over 25 years of international and regional experience in building up and developing an Airport’s business, particularly in both the areas of low-cost and cargo carriers.