Saudi’s fly­nas says to hire 500 pi­lots, cabin crew within two years

The air­line is ac­cept­ing ap­pli­ca­tions for its Fu­ture Pi­lots and Flight At­ten­dants pro­grammes

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fly­nas, the Saudi low-cost air­line, on Thurs­day, opened em­ploy­ment ap­pli­ca­tions to young men and women for its Fu­ture Pi­lots and Flight At­ten­dants pro­gramemes.

fly­nas said that the Fu­ture Pi­lots pro­gram aims to re­cruit 200 male and fe­male pi­lots over the next five years, while the Flight At­ten­dants pro­gram aims to at­tract 300 cabin crew within two years.

fly­nas added in a state­ment that it will con­sider the work­ing hours and will al­lo­cate a uni­form for Saudi fe­male flight at­ten­dants in line with the coun­try’s cus­toms and tra­di­tions. The Riyadh-based air­line said ear­lier this week that it will be the first among Saudi car­ri­ers to re­cruit women in se­nior po­si­tions.

The move aims to en­able Saudi women to have a greater role in sup­port­ing the king­dom’s econ­omy, CEO Ban­dar Al­mo­hanna said.

fly­nas said that ap­pli­cants should be of Saudi na­tion­al­ity, flu­ent in English, hold a min­i­mum of a high-school cer­tifi­cate, and must match the in­ter­na­tional avi­a­tion stan­dards in re­la­tion to his/her weight and height.

“fly­nas is keen on em­pow­er­ing Saudi women to play their im­por­tant role in the king­dom’s trans­for­ma­tion in line with their qual­i­fi­ca­tions and suit­abil­ity. Women are dis­tin­guished in many ar­eas at fly­nas and are an es­sen­tial part of its suc­cess,” the air­line added.

Es­tab­lished in 2007, fly­nas has a fleet of 30 Air­bus A320 Air­craft, op­er­at­ing over 1,100 flights weekly to 17 do­mes­tic des­ti­na­tions and 53 in­ter­na­tional des­ti­na­tions.

Since its launch, fly­nas has car­ried more than 38 mil­lion pas­sen­gers from its bases of Riyadh, Jed­dah, Dam­mam and Abha.

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