Khan joins Jet Airways after having spent over two successful decades with leading international carriers such as Delta Air Lines, Qatar Airways and American Airlines.
He has held various leadership positions around the world and most recently, was director, financial services at Delta Air Lines.
He has also led several critical assignments including the establishment and integration of various joint venture projects, accelerating growth and performance of critical routes in home markets and leading corporate and agency sales across the globe.
Welcoming his appointment, Marnix Fruitema, executive vice president, worldwide sales, Jet Airways, said: “We are delighted that Athar is joining our team.
“Athar is a respected and passionate airline executive who will be reaching out to all our distribution partners to work closely together.
“We wish him all the success and will offer him every support in strengthening our worldwide sales.”
Jet Airways is India’s premier international airline operating flights to 65 destinations, including India and overseas.