May 30 - Emirates has made three managerial appointments within its commercial and cargo operations team in the Middle East.

In the UAE, Emirates has appointed Abbas A Haji as vice president hub operations for SkyCargo, managing operations in Dubai at both Al Maktoum International Airport and Dubai International Airport. Haji joined the Emirates Group in 1977 and previously held the role of vice president Iran, Iraq and Central Asia, running the airline's commercial operations activities.

Mohamed Khoory, who previously held the role of manager, Jordan and West Bank, heading the market's commercial and business development activities, will be taking on the role as manager, Iran.

In Jordan, Emirates has appointed Sultan Alriyami to drive its commercial priorities in the market as well as build on the airline's business performance as manager, Jordan and West Bank. Since joining Emirates in 2014, Alriyami has held commercial support roles in Singapore, and more recently in Iran.

All of the appointments will be effective from June 1, 2017.