CEO: Over 50% of Qatar Airways recruits are Indian

Airline recruiting from three Indian destinations, says Al Baker.
NEWS, Aviation


More than half of the employees being recruited by Qatar Airways are Indian, according to the national carrier’s CEO Akbar Al Baker.

The aviation executive is currently in India to promote the airline’s latest route to the south Indian city of Bengaluru (Bangalore).

"Currently, we are recruiting people from three Indian destinations and these include those for global positions", he told reporters at a press conference. "India has a vast reservoir of talent and we are keen on tapping it".

The Qatar Airways non-stop flight from Doha to Bengaluru was launched in February this year and according to Al Baker, it has been one of the airline’s most successful start-up routes to date.

"The route has performed exceptionally well and further demonstrates our commitment to give the travelling public greater choice. In last six months alone, we have stepped up capacity to India from 56 to 74 flights-a-week with the introduction of services to Bangalore, Goa and Amritsar, a 30 per cent increase in frequency to and from India,” he said.

"I am satisfied with the network here. We want to grow in India but without disrupting or undermining the national carrier. We want to work in partnership with the national carrier.”

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