Dubai’s Emirates Airline plans to hire 3,800 new cabin staff this year, in addition to the 4,000 hired last year, taking its total number of in-flight crew to nearly 20,000, it was announced on Tuesday.
Alison Ward, vice president of recruitment, confirmed the Dubai carrier’s target for recruitment this year was lower than the 4,000 hired in 2011/2012.
“This year our target is slightly lower and we will look for 3,800 cabin crew and 450 pilots. The remaining roles are across the rest of the Emirates Group, including the airline, dnata, etc,” she said.
As part of its recruitment drive, Emirates this month will hold a host of international road shows, including events in Lebanon, Germany, Switzerland, Brazil, Italy, Austria, France, Canada, Czech Republic, Tunisia, Spain, the UK, The Netherlands, Poland, Australia and New Zealand.The airline’s latest jobs target will bring its total number of cabin crew to close to 20,000. The new staff are likely to be deployed on Emirates’ new routes for 2012, which include Dublin, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Lusaka, Harare, Dallas, Seattle, Ho Chi Minh City, Barcelona and Lisbon.