The labour shortage facing the global aviation industry will remain an issue for some months, the group chief executive of Qatar Airways said, but in contrast, the airline itself is “inundated” with job applications.
The carrier received 20,000 applications in response to its call for 900 additional pilots as part of its growth plan, chief executive Akbar Al Baker said in Doha on Monday.
It also attracted 25,000 prospective candidates to an open day it held to hire cabin crew.
“You can see the interest we still are generating as an airline,” he said.
Mr Al Baker pointed to a shift in labour trends after the Covid-19 pandemic, which has spurred more flexible work options.
“I do realise that in other regions of the world there is a…