Dubai carrier to ramp up recruitment drive


Emirates Airline plans to boost its operational workforce by recruiting more than 6,000 staff over the next six months.

As COVID-19 restrictions ease worldwide, additional pilots, cabin crew, engineering specialists and ground staff will be needed to support the carrier's ramp-up of operations across its global network.

The airline has already restored 90 per cent of its network and is on track to reaching 70 per cent of its pre-pandemic capacity by the end of 2021.

Emirates is supplementing its flight schedules with increased frequencies to meet the pent up demand and is also deploying the double-decker A380 aircraft on popular routes around its network.

By November, the airline will offer more than 165,000 additional seats on its flagship A380 aircraft.

"Our requirement for 6,000 additional operational staff signifies the quick recovery Dubai's economy is witnessing and will lead to opportunities and other positive developments across various other businesses, including those in the consumer, travel and tourism sectors," said His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group.

In September, Emirates embarked on a worldwide campaign to recruit 3,000 cabin crew and 500 airport services employees to join its Dubai hub to support its operational requirements.

As travel demand gains more traction than was earlier anticipated, Emirates will now require an additional 700 ground staff in Dubai and across its network.

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