British Airways to hire 4,000, increase headcount by 15%

British Airways to hire 4,000, increase headcount by 15%

With international travel on the rise, British Airways is gearing up for the expected growth in demand next summer.

It will add more pilots, ground crew, back-office staff, and cabin crew, increasing headcount by almost 15%. News of the hiring plans was revealed by British Airways chief executive Sean Doyle on the inaugural flight from London to New York after travel restrictions were lifted.

The appointment will reverse job losses caused by the pandemic-induced recession in the civil aviation sector. British Airways parent IAG plans to expand passenger capacity to around 60% of 2019 capacity.

Meanwhile, Emirates has posted dozens of job openings on its website. Its purpose is to hire cabin crew, HR professionals, administrative staff, airport services agents accounting staff, and healthcare personnel.

Emirates offers tax-free compensation packages and employee discounts on flights and hotel accommodations around the world.

PilotsGlobal, the US-based digital platform that helps pilots around the world find jobs with global airlines, predicts that the Middle East will face a pilot shortage by 2023 due to a shortage of local airlines.

According to the platform’s forecasts, the Middle East will need around 15,800 pilots in the next two years and around 28,000 in a decade. Boeing previously predicted that the region will need around 54,000 pilots by 2040.

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