Emirates plans to recruit 700 pilots

04 Jun 2010

(MENAFN) Emirates airlines announced that it plans to hire more than 700 pilots over the next year and a half to support new routes, new aircraft and increased frequencies.

The carrier said in a press statement that it has now a 147-strong fleet with a further six aircraft due to arrive this calendar year. A total of 144 planes worth around $48 billion are on order.

Compared to June last year, Emirates� weekly flight departures from Dubai have climbed from 1004 to 1118 – supporting new routes and a raft of extra frequencies in Europe, the Middle East, the Indian Sub-continent, Asia and Australasia.

Emirates announced earlier that it was looking to recruit around 3,000 cabin crew during the current financial year.

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