Air Arabia is now getting desperate like Gulf Air to keep their pilots. Supposedly they got agreements with Emirates and Etihad not to hire ANY employee from Air Arabia.
A couple of friends are trying to come over to EK and one has already been denied. 2 others already come over in the last year, not enough to really matter, unless things are going to get worse at Air Arabia? Too bad they have to resort to that type of management.
Supply and demand, more carriers are starting to hire…
Not much has been said about KU and SV. I guess they live in their own world and must have their good share of problems. Both Airlines do not advertise the country as a tourist destination for obvious reasons. However, the brotheren on the other GCC started that drive last decade. GF was the model Airline. It did not serve the ideals of the Arab Gulf World for some but ripped 2 Best Airline to the Middle East prizes in 82 and 83 and kept very good standards up a certain time and then came disaster... That was the Golden Falcon. It spring-started a Gulf National workforce that eventually migrated to EK, QR, WY and now EY. I ain't sure about Air Arabia. We know what happened with GF during the years. They seem to pick up the pieces now, and this according to Press reports. Are they really in teh black? I can only hope so. EK seemed to have got the TOC sometime ago, stayed there, but it seems to be down-drifting. Is there the same syndrome? QR does not care about profit. What's is important is to fly the flag and the name. Cheaper, cheaper, cheaper will bear cheaper results shortly. Keep discovering. EY is new but won't care about profit either now and in the future, as long as the barrel stays at 50USD. However it bases its present performance on poor management credentials and skills despite all the publicity, massive expenditure on equipment just like EK last decade. The difference here being that EY has plenty more of money. EY is banking on cheap labour from the start to produce what EK produced last decade. It'll be a total failure. WY lives its own life and it has its own resources proper of a country that props up its own kind. Good luck to them. Most likely they will move up a gear within the next 5 years. It's normal to see history rewritten even with bad caligraphy... Good Management demands as much as it offers (and accomplishes) to keep their staff happy. This is written all over the place, but who follows it? The Manager that dares to do so will be on his/her way out pretty soon...
Maybe Pakistan or hopefully Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Iraq? all have bilaterals with SHJ and their airlines already serve the Emirate with the exception of Iraqi, or they may return to Iran perhaps all three cities Tehran, Isfahan and Shiraz, maybe Mashad.
Wishful thinking Urumqi in China, since China Southern fly Beijing-Urumqi-SHJ with 757 twice weekly.
I just came across a banner for Air Arabia in www.aviationjobsearch.com looking for A320 pilots. They are offering 21,350 Dhs plus benf. for First Officers as the actual site says 13,000 Dhs to 15,000 Dhs based on the hours on type.
Can someone from inside clear this out for us?
What is the exact salary?
What are the benefits?
In few words, how is the company in general?
I heard they picked guys up with just the type rating, is that true?
Air Arabia pull out of Afghanistan two new routes coming
The airline have termianted service to Kabul after just a month or so of service, why?
They may also be adding new destinations Madinah in Saudi Arabia and Almaty in Kazkahstan which will be their first market in central Asia, as the two are already listed at their site along side the destinations served by them, not in schedules or fare structure yet though.