Etihad Airways to hire hundreds of pilots to double fleet

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Etihad Airways is to hire hundreds of pilots as it looks to double the size of its fleet by 2030. The airline will begin with a recruitment roadshow in Europe.

The Abu Dhabi-based carrier will spent the next 18 months hiring pilots via an international roadshow across Europe before expanding its search globally. 

Cyprus, Bulgaria, Albania, Romania, Hungary, Poland and Lithuania will be the first destinations on the international recruitment drive. 

Etihad Airways is looking to hire pilots to operate its Airbus A320, A350 and A380 aircraft, along with its Boeing 777, 787 and 777 freighter.

In a statement John Wright, Chief Operations and Guest Officer at Etihad Airways, said: “As we embark on this pilot recruitment roadshow, we’re proud to showcase everything that both Etihad and Abu Dhabi have to offer, and we are seeking pilots who share in our ambitions.

“We appreciate that pilots choose which airline to join for the length of their career, and as such we would like to highlight not only the career development and progression opportunities on offer at Etihad, but also the fantastic home and lifestyle that Abu Dhabi provides.”

Etihad flies to more than 70 destinations around the world.

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