Saudi’s New Airline, Riyadh Air Is Recruiting 700 Pilots Ahead Of Its Takeoff In 2025

by Deeplata Garde
Saudi’s New Airline, Riyadh Air Is Recruiting 700 Pilots Ahead Of Its Takeoff In 2025

The General Authority of Civil Aviation has granted Riyadh Air an economic licence. In preparation for its 2025 launch, the new national carrier of Saudi Arabia has begun the hiring process and encouraged pilots to apply. The airline recently launched its brand new livery and now is ready to hire its staff before its most anticipated takeoff.

Saudi’s National Carrier Riyadh Air Hosts Recruitment Drive For Pilots

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Officials have stated that the hiring procedure will begin in September 2023 and that the formal induction of new employees will begin in January 2024. The airline plans on hiring around 700 pilots before its launch in 2025.

Their Chief Operating Officer announced that over the course of the next three years, the airline will employ 700 pilots to staff its fleet of 39 incoming aircraft. Both those with prior wide-body expertise and those with experience on the 787 are highly looked after by the airline. They are actively searching for more pilots to add to the team’s initial strength. It will first take them through the training phase and then ramp up to the airline’s launch. Anyone with expertise in training on the Boeing 787-9 or Boeing 777 aircraft is encouraged to explore online for available positions, according to the COO of Riyadh Air.

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Aviation Sector Is Bouncing Back

The airline was established by the Public Investment Fund (PIF), the sovereign wealth fund of the Kingdom. It placed a multibillion-dollar purchase for up to 72 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners in April 2023. This includes 39 approved aircraft with the possibility of purchasing 33 more wide-body 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.

To meet the nation’s aim of servicing 330 million passengers and luring 100 million visitors by 2030, it plans to acquire up to 121 787 Dreamliners in total. This would make it the fifth-most significant commercial order in Boeing’s history in terms of value.

There has been a surge in demand for both business and pleasure travel throughout the world. Hence the aviation industry has recovered successfully from the epidemic. Emirates and flydubai, two airlines based in Dubai, recently had a hiring drive and employed a sizable number of people.

Riyadh Air has been inviting pilots to apply for this hiring process and capitalize on the benefits.

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