Etihad Airways has announced plans to establish a dedicated Revenue Accounting Centre of Excellence in Al Ain which hopes to create job opportunities for more than 1,000 Emiratis over the next three years.
The centre will be a global leader in revenue accounting, says the company, and will offer a range of competitively priced services that will bring cost savings and operational efficiencies to airlines, including Etihad Airways. It will also create long-term economic value for the emirate of Abu Dhabi.
In addition to serving Etihad Airways, the centre will be equally available to a number of its network partners and other airlines around the world. Customers will be provided with access to global best practices, proven techniques and the latest airline developments in order to optimise results, redirect valuable internal resources, and focus their best people on core business.
James Hogan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, said, "Revenue accounting is an expensive and time consuming aspect of the global airline business. However, through the establishment of a world-class centre of excellence, Etihad Airways and other airlines can achieve both financial and operational success.
"This project is also aligned with a long-term commitment to grow our Emirati workforce. It is Etihad Airways' most ambitious Emiratisation project to date and follows the success of existing programmes for cadet pilots, engineers and graduate managers, together with our Al Ain Contact Centre. By the end of 2017, the new centre of excellence will provide opportunities for more than 1,000 Emiratis to progress their careers in revenue accounting and other areas of finance, or move into other areas of the airline business and develop into future industry experts."