...privatization is in 7 months, after that upgrade is by seniority regardless of nationality...
in an ideal world that is how it should be..
BUT....let's look at the current situation,
Conditions will change, no private enterprise will accept the ballast accumulated after years of hemorrhaging money, they can't even pay the salaries, have a look at the press last week. Saving will be in the agenda.
The most probable private company to come into play will be WAN, if they merge, some airplanes will be shed....look at WAN's passenger loads, 50% at best! their only reason for being there is to wed KAC when privatization comes...
Kuwait Airport has no more capacity so forget about adding more aircraft to the fleet until the much needed expansion of the airport has started.
Between WAN and KAC they have enough crews, if they need a few more, DEC and fresh FO's will be hired. Remember, they will already have new local Captains, this last effort in recruitment is to promote all the locals ready, before the new era of KAC, a leaner and more dynamic operator.
Ask any experienced FO's in JZR and WAN, how long have they been waiting for that command, how slow the training machine in Kuwait is and how much cheaper is to get a few DEC at short notice.
It is a good debate and something is about
to happen in Kuwait, it could be 7 months as you said , or 2 o 3 years as it usually is. if you have time to spare, do join, but be warned, many have been disappointed in this land, too many things are needed for the new KAC, a Dynamic dgca, a bigger airport, new ATC, a faster training program, etc.