flydubai to hire 600 pilots by 2016

18/05/2011 - Dubai Investment News Posted by Neil King
flydubai to hire 600 pilots by 2016

Individuals with investment interests in the UAE could be among those encouraged by a recent announcement from a low-cost airline in Dubai.Carrier flydubai has unveiled ambitious expansion plans, which will see an additional 600 pilots appointed by the end of 2016, Reuters reported.The move will see the airline increase its pilot numbers from 200 to 800 over the next five years, chief executive officer Ghaith Al Ghaith explained.It comes after the firm placed an order for 50 Boeing planes in 2008, the last craft of the order is also due to be received by 2016 and will boost a fleet which already boasts 16 Boeing 737-800 NG planes.Meanwhile, Emirates, the leading airline operating from Dubai, has announced that it is to increase the number of flights between the emirate and Australia.The airline will now operate 100 weekly flights to Australia after seeing a 52 per cent rise in profits, Arabian Business reported.