Emirates crosses the milestone of 20,000 flight attendants

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Emirates has just taken an important step in its history since the company has announced that it now has more than 20,000 crew members.

In order to maintain the growth of the group, the airline continues to recruit actively worldwide cabin crew. Since 2022, Emirates has held recruitment sessions in over 340 cities across 6 continents, truly reflecting the diversity of its cabin crew and the destinations it serves.

For history, you should know that the uniform of Emirates flight attendants has evolved four times in the last thirty years, in particular thanks to the design of the legendary Spanish designer Paco Rabanne, in 1997. The airline has always chosen to keep its iconic beige and the alterations have remained faithful to the elegant and classic style that the uniform has embodied for years. Two flight attendants have worn nearly every version of the uniform: the longest-serving member, a captain who joined the company in 1987, and the longest-serving female cabin crew member since 1994. “I have been an Emirates cabin crew member for 36 years and have flown over 3,500 flights. Even today, after all these years, I am still excited to start my service on board”said Moosa Mubarak, Emirati purser and senior Emirates cabin crew member in a statement. “I am very proud to mentor my colleagues and to be an ambassador for Emirates and my country. I have a long-standing career that allows me to live incredible experiences. I have accumulated amazing memories doing what I love. »

The 20,000 on-board personnel include more than 140 nationalities, speaking 130 languages. Many crew members have long been part of Emirates’ growth story: more than 4,000 have between 5 and 9 years of service, nearly 3,000 between 10 and 14 years, more than 1,500 between 15 and 19 years old. Some 400 crew members have passed the milestone of 20 years of service. Three crew members have worked for the airline for over 30 years.

The possibilities ofcareer evolution consist of changing to a cabin in higher classto become a cabin supervisor, trainer or Purser. Today, Emirates has over 1,100 pursers who have risen through the ranks after undergoing rigorous training and assessments. Flight attendants also have access to the latest training programs, courses on LinkedIn and has the opportunity to apply for internal job vacancies across the Emirates Group.

In anticipation of its next phase of growth, the airline is organizing events of global recruitment in hundreds of cities throughout the year.

Emirates offers its flight attendants several benefits one flight reward exemption and a contribution to the costs of stays during stopovers as well as preferential conditions for travel and freight. Over the course of their career, Emirates employees can enjoy annual leave, furnished accommodation, paid transport between home and work, excellent medical cover, laundry services and many benefits. Emirates crew members also have access to discount plane tickets for their family and friends. ”

All new on-board personnel undergo an intensive eight-week course training to the highest standards of securityhospitality, and service at Emirates’ state-of-the-art facilities in Dubai. “Staff gain valuable skills by working with a rich community while experiencing new destinations and cultures on the Emirates network”underlines the Emirati company.

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