Emirates to Recruit 3,000 Crew

26.05.2010 Aviation

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Emirates airline said it is planning to recruit 3,000 cabin crew in the current financial year (1,000 more than previously stated) in order to meet the demands of its expanding fleet and network.
Emirates, the Arab world's largest airline by fleet size, said in March it planned to hire 2,000 cabin crew in its 2010-2011 financial year.
The airline hired around 660 cabin crew and more than 60 pilots in the past year, increasing its total cabin crew to 11,000.
The Dubai-based carrier said it was looking to neighbouring Abu Dhabi to find new recruits. Emirates, the largest customer for the Airbus A380 aircraft, posted a five-fold increase in 2009-10 profit to 3.5 billion dirhams ($953 million).    
It also said it was aiming for a full-year net profit of around 4.25 billion dirhams for the group this year. The carrier, which has $55 billion worth of orders with Airbus and Boeing, said it would take delivery of seven A380s and one Boeing 777 in 2010-2011 and was lining up new purchases.

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