Emirates is hiring additional 6000 operational staff over the next six months due to the loosening of COVID restrictions throughout the world and a surge in customer demand.
Emirates Will Need 6000 Additional Staff
The Dubai-based airline says it needs more pilots, cabin crew, engineering and ground staff to help with a worldwide operations ramp-up in response to a faster-than-expected spike in customer demand.
In September, Emirates publicized hiring 3,000 cabin crew and 500 airport services personnel at its Dubai hub, yet now claims it requires 700 more ground staff in Dubai and across its network.
It’s also seeking for 600 qualified pilots to join its flight operations as well as 1,250 aircraft engineers and maintenance support staff.
The world’s largest international airline believes it has now recovered 90% of its network and expects to regain 70% of pre-pandemic capacity by the end of 2021.
Emirates is the largest operator of both Boeing 777 and A380 aircraft in the world. It has 263 widebody aircraft in its fleet, with Airbus A350, Boeing 787-9, and Boeing 777-X aircraft in order to fulfill future demand.
The airline now serves 18 locations with its flagship A380 aircraft, which will be expanded to 27 destinations by the end of November.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates Chief Executive, affirms,
“Our requirement for 6000 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.’’
Emirates stated that because of the prompt vaccination roll-out in the United Arab Emirates and defined pandemic policies, Dubai has been able to re-open to international tourist and economic operations safely and rapidly since July 2020.
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