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Emirates to recruit 6,000 staff over next six months

DUBAI, October 25, 2021

Emirates Airlines plans to boost its operational workforce by recruiting more than 6,000 staff over the next six months. 
 
As restrictions ease worldwide with the wider administration of the vaccine, additional pilots, cabin crew, engineering specialists and ground staff will be needed to support the airline's ramp up of operations across its network in response to the surge in customer demand.
 
The airline has already restored 90 per cent of its network and is on track to reaching 70% of its pre-pandemic capacity by the end of 2021. It is supplementing its flight schedules with increased frequencies to meet the pent up demand, according to a statement from the UAE carrier. 
 
It is also deploying its double-decker A380 aircraft on popular routes around its network. By November, Emirates will offer more than 165,000 additional seats on its flagship A380 aircraft.
 
Emirates Airline and Group Chairman and Chief Executive Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum said: "Emirates has always been at the heart of Dubai's growth. Our requirement for 6,000 additional operational staff signifies the recovery Dubai's economy is witnessing and will lead to opportunities and other positive developments across other businesses, including those in the consumer, travel and tourism sectors.
 
"We have been prudently restoring our operations in line with the re-opening of borders and ease of travel protocols, and with the positive signs in the economic recovery and growth of demand, we are hopeful to be back to where we were pre-pandemic, from mid-2022."
 
In September, Emirates embarked on a 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, Emirates will now require an additional 700 ground staff in Dubai and across its network.
 
Furthermore, the airline is offering career opportunities for 600 pilots interested in joining the airline's Flight Operations team based in Dubai.
 
As part of the recruitment drive, Emirates also aims to reinforce its Engineering team, by hiring 1,200 skilled technical staff, comprising aircraft engineers and engineering support staff, to be based in Dubai and outstations.-TradeArabia News Service



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