Emirates plans to boost its operational workforce by recruiting more than 6,000 staff over the next six months.

“As restrictions ease worldwide with the wider administration of the vaccine, additional pilots, cabin crew, engineering specialists and ground staff will be needed to support the airline’s ramp up of operations across its global network in response to the sooner-than-expected surge in customer demand,” the carrier said in a statement.

Emirates has already restored 90 per cent of its network and is on track to reaching 70 per cent of its pre-pandemic capacity by the end of 2021.

The world’s largest international airline is supplementing its flight schedules with increased frequencies to meet the pent-up demand and is also deploying its high-capacity double-decker A380 aircraft on popular routes around its network. Emirates will offer more than 165,000 additional seats on its flagship A380 aircraft by November.

In September, the airline embarked on a worldwide campaign to recruit 3,000 cabin crew and 500 airport services employees to join its Dubai hub to support its operational requirements arising from the travel industry recovery.

As travel demand gains more traction than was earlier anticipated, Emirates will now require an additional 700 ground staff in Dubai and across its network.

Furthermore, the airline is offering career opportunities for 600 qualified pilots interested in joining the global airline’s Flight Operations team based in Dubai. Candidates can find out more about the roles and requirements on emiratesgroupcareers.com.