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Emirates plans to hire over 6,000 staff over next six months

Emirates plans to hire over 6,000 staff over next six months
Emirates has already restored 90% of its network

UAE - Mubasher: Emirates Airline is planning to hire more than 6,000 staff over the upcoming six months amid the easing of restrictions because of the wider administration of vaccines.

This decision was taken as the Dubai-based airline needs additional pilots, cabin crew, engineering specialists, and ground staff to support the surge in the number of operations across its global network, according to a press release on Monday.

Emirates has already restored 90% of its network and is preparing to reach 70% of its pre-pandemic capacity by the end of 2021.

By November, Emirates will also offer more than 165,000 additional seats on its A380 aircraft.

As part of the recruitment objective, the airline will also recruit 1,200 skilled technical staff to support its Engineering team.

The Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, said: "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."

Al Maktoum remarked: "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."