Emirates Plans To Recruit 3,000 Cabin Crew And 500 Service Members


Based on the National News daily, Emirates, the world's largest long-haul airline, plans to add 3,000 cabin crew and 500 airport services personnel in the next six months as the Dubai-based carrier ramps up operations to meet increasing travel demand.

"Both jobs offer exciting opportunities for friendly, energetic, and service-oriented people to meet and interact with the world as Emirates' brand ambassadors," the airline said.

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Candidates interested in working with Emirates can apply at emiratesgroupcareers.com.

Last year's Covid-19 epidemic wreaked havoc on the worldwide aviation sector, forcing airlines to stop planes, lay off employees, and reduce pay. However, the global reopening in economies, the relaxation of pandemic-related travel restrictions, and faster vaccination programs are causing a resurgence in travel demand.

To deal with the repercussions from the pandemic, Emirates, like many other large airlines across the world, took efforts to cut expenses and preserve cash by decreasing employee pay, eliminating employment, and providing cabin crew optional unpaid leave.

However, the airline has progressively resumed flights following the global relaxation of travel restrictions. It had just recalled pilots, cabin staff, and other operational personnel laid off last year when the epidemic necessitated a significant reduction in flights. It also reinstated its employees' total wages in October of last year.

According to the airline's website, cabin staff in Emirate's economy class cabins are entitled to an average beginning monthly wage of Dh9,770 ($2,660), depending on 80 to 100 flying hours per month. The airline pays for layover expenditures like food allowances, hotel accommodations, and airport transportation.

According to the statement, Emirates presently flies to more than 120 locations, accounting for 90% of its pre-pandemic network.

The Dubai airline intends to recover 70% of its capacity by the end of the year, including reintroducing more A380 planes into service.

This year, Emirates will get three Airbus A380s, with the third superjumbo likely to enter the fleet in November, ahead of the projected June 2022 arrival date. In November, the deliveries will raise the company's A380 fleet to 118 aircraft.

Emirates has stated that it will restart A380 operations on more than a dozen critical routes by October.

Emirates was also one of the first airlines in the world to begin testing the Iata Travel Pass in April of this year, as part of efforts to provide a single standard for travelers to authenticate their Covid-19 health papers and manage travel restrictions.

The Dubai airline, which recorded a deficit of Dh20.3 billion ($5.5 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, compared to a profit of Dh1.1 billion the previous year, has expressed optimism about the aviation sector's recovery and prospects.

"Economies and companies that entered pandemic times in a strong position will be better placed to bounce back," chairman and chief executive Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed said earlier this year.

"Together with Dubai's undiminished ambitions to grow economic activity and build a city for the future, I am confident that Emirates ... will recover and be stronger than before," he added.