Etihad airways to hire 1,000 employees annually for next 7 years.
18 November 2023, 12:00 AM
31 December 2023, 12:00 AM
UAE jobs: Etihad Airways will be hiring around 1000 people year-on-year for the next seven years.
This was revealed on Day 2 of the Dubai Airshow by Antonoaldo Neves, Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Airways, who shed light on the national careers expansion plans in the near future.
He said: “We're going to be hiring 800 to 1000 people every year for the next seven years. The plan is to double the size of the fleet in the next seven years. We believe that this is going to create a lot of value for the company.”
Meanwhile, the UAE’s national airline which marks 20 years of flying as it participates at the Airshow this week, is also showcasing its newest Boeing 787-9 which is one of four new Dreamliners to join the fleet, following the arrival of a new 787-10 in October.
The new aircraft will fuel Etihad’s growth plans as the airline has added 12 new destinations this year and its expansion plan entails a 10 per cent year-on-year growth.
In the coming months, the airline intends to begin operations on new routes in India, as well as Boston and Nairobi.
The carrier, which has grown by 35 per cent this year, has recently expanded its operations in multiple markets, with additional flight frequencies and improved connectivity across the network.
“This year we added 12 new destinations, next year we will add 10 new destinations.”