Gone are the days when airlines were laying off staff left, right and centre with flights grounded, borders closed and people confined to their homes during lockdown and related restrictions. Now, the travel, hospitality and aviation sectors are on a hiring spree.
Flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, has announced its intentions to hire across the UAE. It has already been looking for pilots and cabin crew, and also engineers and office staff for some time now. The airline had hired over 300 people early this year. It hopes to hire at least 800 by the end of 2023.
Not only has the airline restored some of the destinations that it had suspended during the pandemic, but it has also added many new destinations.
The airline, which flies to over 110 destinations in Europe, Africa and Asia in addition to the Middle East, has open positions in the areas of aviation security, catering, maintenance, occupational health and safety as well as flight dispatch.
The hiring criteria are given in detail on the airline’s official website.
Currently, Flydubai’s staff is about 5,000-strong, with members belonging to about 136 countries. About 36 per cent of its workforce comprises women. This year, it is expected that the workforce strength would cross 5,700. It is also reportedly gearing to expand its fleet of about 78 aircraft. It is preparing to add 78 new Boeing aircraft its existing fleet this year.