Emirates to recruit 6,000 operational staff

Emirates to recruit 6,000 operational staff

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

As travel restrictions continue to ease worldwide, Emirates  is ramping up operations across its global network and additional pilots, cabin crew, engineering specialists and ground staff will be needed to meet the surge in customer demand.

Emirates has already restored 90% of its network and is on track to reaching 70% of its pre-pandemic capacity by the end of 2021. The world’s largest international airline is supplementing its flight schedules with increased frequencies to meet the pent up demand. It is also deploying its high-capacity 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 HH 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 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.

“We have been prudently restoring our operations in line with the borders re-opening and ease of travel protocols, and with the positive signs in the economic recovery and continuous growth of demand, we are hopeful to be back to where we were pre-pandemic, from mid-2022.”

In September, Emirates launched a global campaign to recruit 3,000 cabin crew and 500 ground staff to join its Dubai hub to support its operational requirements arising from travel industry recovery. The airline will now require an additional 700 ground staff across its network.

In addition, the airline has announced vacancies for 600 pilots and 1,200 aircraft engineers and engineering support staff, to be based in Dubai and outstations.

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