Doha, QATAR – Qatar Airways wrapped up its participation at the annual Qatar Career Fair hailing it a huge success with thousands of people visiting the airline’s promotional stand.
Job seekers looking for new opportunities working with the national airline were offered advice and guidance by personnel from Qatar Airways’ human resources’ department of the tremendous amount of opportunities available.
Qatar Airways is one of the fastest growing airlines in the world enjoying remarkable growth and offering significant career opportunities to job seekers, both home and abroad.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said the airline had a long-term commitment to growing its fleet, international route network, passenger numbers, cargo operation, as well as opening a new international airport in Doha.
“With such growth planned over the next few months and years, Qatar Airways requires more resources to meet our needs,” he said.
“There are tremendous opportunities in all areas of the airline, whether the in-flight department, or office-based – and the Qatar Career Fair provided a great opportunity for our HR department to meet potential candidates.
“I was extremely delighted to see the high level of interest in Qatar Airways throughout the Qatar Career Fair week, “ added Al Baker.
“The quality of applications was exceptional and we look forward to welcoming jobseekers from both within the aviation industry and from outside as Qatar Airways develops its international business over the next few years.”
Qatar Airways is continuing its recruitment drive with vigour as part of its expansion plans, in which the airline has more than 200 aircraft on order worth over US$40billion and a number of new international routes lined up. The Qatar Airways family of companies currently employees 15,000 people, a figure set to increase significantly over the next few years in line with the airline’s growth.
By 2012, when the New Doha International Airport opens, Qatar Airways will operate more than 100 routes, up from the current 84 cities.
During 2009, Qatar Airways plans to add Goa and Amritsar in India, together with the Australian cities of Sydney and Melbourne and two further cities in Europe to its growing route network.
With such growth in the current economic climate, Qatar Airways has vacancies across the company. During the week-long career show in Doha, the airline received a number of enquiries for training programmes as pilots, engineers, cabin crew, as well as positions in flight operations, commercial, reservations, ground operations, airport services, customer services, as well as sales and marketing.
Al Baker added that the airline industry was extremely competitive – enjoyable, with great opportunities and, more importantly, with the right skills set, offers tremendous training programmes to help individuals you develop in your job.
Qatar Airways works closely with the Doha-based Qatar Aeronautical College with the aim of training Qatari students for various roles within the aviation industry, including engineers and flight deck crew.
Al Baker also urged people to regularly monitor Qatar Airways’ website, www.qatarairways.com which they can navigate and find out more about vacancies across the company on the comprehensive online careers section.
Qatar Airways’ Economy Class has been voted Best in the World in the annual Skytrax passenger survey, in which more than 16 million travellers were polled. Ranked Five Star for service and excellence by Skytrax, the independent aviation industry monitoring agency also voted Qatar Airways’ cabin crew Best in the Middle East for the seventh year running in 2009 and Best Airline in the Middle East for the fourth consecutive year. For more information, log onto www.qatarairways.com
Qatar Airways will operate a fleet of 110 aircraft by 2013 – almost double the existing size. Qatar Airways has ordered 80 Airbus A350s, 60 Boeing 787s and 32 Boeing 777s, with deliveries of the latter having started in November 2007. The airline is one of the customers of the twin-deck Airbus A380 ‘super jumbos’ with five on order and scheduled for delivery from 2012, the year the New Doha International Airport is scheduled to open. For more information, visit www.ndiaproject.com
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