Showing posts with label Emirates Airlines. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Emirates Airlines. Show all posts

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Uniform Update for Emirates Airline Cabin Crew

Emirates Cabin Crew uniformsLater this summer, Emirates Airline will take delivery of its first Airbus A380 'superjumbo' aircraft. To coincide with the introduction of the new flagship A380 into service, the airline's cabin crew will begin wearing updated uniforms, pictured here. An Emirates announcement about the uniform changes says that crew flying on the A380 will be the first to wear the new uniforms.

According to Emirates, the most noticeable elements of the new uniform for women include "beige piping detail on the new red hat, subtle red pin stripes throughout, more fitted, chic blouses and eye catching, red kick-pleats in the skirts." Men will wear a "chocolate brown suit, also featuring pinstripes, with a cream shirt and a caramel, honey and red tie."

Women cabin crew wear beige, while the dark uniform is for the purser. The photo above shows the concourse look. The second photo illustrates how the new uniform will be worn on board during in-flight service.

Emirates cabin crewTerry Daly, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Service Delivery, said: “The Emirates uniform has been the same since 1997, with a few tweaks here and there. In this new design we have addressed style, comfort, the suitability for different climates – for cabin crew and ground staff – and managed to retain the iconic and instantly recognizable hallmark of our uniform worldwide.”

Mr Daly continued: "I'm immensely proud of the in-house team from Emirates who worked with UK based uniform supplier Simon Jersey plc. Using a catalogue approach with mix and match items, they have produced a superb uniform that can be adapted to suit different environments and climates. This is vital when the conditions on the ground for staff can vary from Sao Paulo in Brazil to Newcastle in England to Hong Kong in Asia."

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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Flight attendant hiring forecast for May, 2008

Emirates cabin crewLast month I wrote an article here on Cabin Crew News about a useful website for those seeking work as flight attendants. That website, CabinManagers.com, is run by Matt Keegan, someone I have known for quite awhile. Matt has been involved in the aviation community for a long time, and I know he keeps his finger on the pulse of the industry as well as anyone can in these tumultuous times.

In April, Matt launched a new monthly hiring forecast feature on CabinManagers.com to provide up-to-date information, identifying cabin crew hiring trends in major markets around the world. The May 2008 Hiring Forecast was posted to the website today. The guidance provided by this monthly forecast feature is particularly welcome these days. With so many carriers filing for bankruptcy protection or going out of business altogether, it is important to choose a financially healthy employer.

Highlighted in the section on where to look for work are Etihad Airways and Emirates Airlines, two growing international carriers based in the Middle East that are currently recruiting cabin crew. Also mentioned were Virgin Atlantic, and the all-premium class carrier Silverjet.

To understand just how timely this information is, you only need to look at a few recent news headlines. For example, while premium-class trans-Atlantic carrier Eos ceased operations just days ago due to financial difficulties, its competitor, Silverjet, just announced an investment pledge of $100 million -- good news indeed. Meanwhile, Emirates just reported record profits in its annual report, released yesterday. The Chairman and CEO of Emirates Group commented, "As we plan for the next decade, our biggest challenges will be to find more pilots, engineers, cabin crew and skilled staff across our various business units."

In addition to news about which airlines are hiring cabin crew, CabinManagers.com also has a wealth of useful information, such as résumé advice and interviewing tips for prospective flight attendants. It's all free, too, so go and have a look.

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Friday, July 6, 2007

Emirates recruiting cabin crew worldwide

Emirates Airlines, based in Dubai, is the fastest growing airline in the world. According to a recent article in the International Herald Tribune about Emirates' expansion plans, the airline will take delivery of one new Boeing or Airbus plane a month for the next five years. Among these will the 55 super-jumbo A380s that have been ordered.

All of this rapid expansion means increased job opportunities for crew at Emirates. If you are thinking about seeking employment as cabin crew with a large international carrier, you may want to consider Emirates. In order to qualify, you must have at least a high school education, and have fluency in both written and spoken English. You must be at least 21 years of age at the time of application. All Emirates cabin crew are based in Dubai.

This month Emirates will be holding recruitment sessions in Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Egypt, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mauritius, Singapore and Slovakia. Visit the Cabin Crew page of the Emirates recruiting website for more information, or to submit your application on line.

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