As part of a larger post-pandemic expansion and to meet an increase in visitors arriving in Doha for the World Cup of soccer, Qatar Airways is hiring 10,000 additional staff members, the carrier told Reuters.
According to a spokesperson who requested anonymity, the Doha-based carrier is in the midst of a hiring drive that will bring its total personnel from approximately 45,000 to more than 55,000.
In a statement to Reuters this week, Qatar Airways asserted that the company was “on a growth trajectory following COVID and with World Cup preparations in full swing it is speeding up recruitment across the carrier.”
According to the spokeswoman, recruitment activities were organised at the end of September in the Philippines, India, and other countries.
It is unknown how many new workers will be on the job when the World Cup kicks off on November 20 in Qatar, the first Middle Eastern country to host the event.
Qatar Airways is adjusting 70% of its schedule to accommodate more aircraft coming in Doha during the competition.
In order to free up aircraft, additional flights have been cancelled, and frequency has been reduced.
There will be a significant increase in flights from other airlines to Qatar, which has reopened an old airport for the event.
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