Middle East remains a desirable destinations for pilots

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed December 1, 2017 17:26

Middle East remains a desirable destinations for pilots

AviationCV chief executive, Skaiste Knyzaite, has stated that the Middle East remains one of the most popular destinations for airline pilots despite instability in the region, fluctuating oil prices and unpredictable politics.

“While the Gulf region and its aviation industry had some hiccups along the way, these major deals show that the Middle East airlines are making a statement – they are moving forward. In spite of uncertainty in the region right now, Dubai is still one of the major competitors in the business considering that attendance of the Airshow grew 20% since 2015. They have no plans of stopping so it’s no wonder why specialists still flock to the Middle East for work,” says Knyzaite.

A new report states that Middle Eastern airlines will account for 10% of the global demand for pilots and 12% of demand for cabin crew over the next 20 years. Airlines like Flydubai are already gearing up for the demand, according to Knyzaite.

“Since we started our partnership with Flydubai earlier this fall, we already have two roadshows in the works for the company and the large number of applicants clearly show that Middle East is still attractive to specialists. We already have about 500 pilots in total that are waiting for their candidacy to be considered. So even though the region had some troubles in the past this hasn’t deterred people from working for Middle Eastern airlines,” shares the CEO.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed December 1, 2017 17:26