Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the UAE, has welcomed a new group of 15 Omani cabin crew, as part of its extensive recruitment drive in Oman.
This brings the total number of Omani cabin crew in Etihad Airways to 63. They join a growing number of Omani nationals that is expected to reach 400 in 2012 in positions that span the spectrum of the airline's operations.
Etihad Airways’ Chief People and Performance Officer, Ray Gammell, said: “It gives us great pleasure to welcome the Omani national crew members to the team. We are confident that their expertise, enthusiasm and renowned Arabian hospitality skills will be a welcome addition and will ensure we continue delivering exceptional service to our guests.”
Etihad Airways’ Guest Services department comprises nearly 3200 cabin crew comprising Cabin Managers, Cabin Seniors, Food and Beverage Managers, In-Flight Chefs and Flight Attendants from around the world.
There are more than 120 different nationalities within the team, allowing Etihad Airways to offer a wide variety of spoken languages and cultural considerations on every flight.
Abdullah Ali Abdullah Al Awfi, one of the new Omani cabin crew members, said: “I am excited to be a part of Etihad Airways and its leading cabin crew. We have received immense support and guidance since joining and have undergone an extensive training program that will help us deliver the best guest service onboard and showcase our warmth which emanates from the culture of the UAE.”
Prospective Omani job seekers interested in applying are encouraged to visit www.careers.etihadairways.com  for application details.