Etihad Airways announces global cabin crew recruitment campaign 

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Etihad Airways announced that it is embarking on a global recruitment campaign to seek eligible people to join its cabin crew team.

In line with its growth plans, the airline said it has already recruited more than 1,000 cabin crew this year and is preparing to welcome around 1,000 more by the end of 2024.

Etihad’s diverse cabin crew is made up of people from 112 nationalities, all based in Abu Dhabi.

Along with a competitive tax-free salary, Etihad cabin crew are provided with fully-furnished modern accommodation, medical insurance, allowances, and have access to discounts on dining, shopping, leisure activities, car hire and more.

Cabin crew also enjoy travel benefits and have access to a wide range of destinations.

Etihad will conduct Open Days and Invitation Days from June to the end of 2024 in the following cities:

Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Athens, Antalya, Malaga, Manchester, Copenhagen, Vienna, Singapore, Nice, Dublin, Amsterdam, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Milan, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Colombo and Jaipur.

According to the airline, 31% of its cabin crew members were promoted within the past 12 months. A number were also promoted to positions in the corporate division at the airline’s headquarters, to pursue careers in marketing, guest experience, network operations, aviation training and finance.

“This World Cabin Crew Day, we celebrate and recognise the contribution that our Cabin Crew make to our airline’s success,” Dr Nadia Bastaki, Etihad Airways Chief People and Corporate Affairs Officer said in a statement.

“As Etihad continues to grow, we are looking for exceptional individuals to join our team who share our ambition to become the airline that everyone wants to fly. We’re looking for the world’s best, who will embrace our passion for growing the airline and share our commitment to providing warm hospitality and a truly remarkable experience for our guests,” Bastaki added.

Etihad cabin crew will have the opportunity to work across the airline’s fleet including the superjumbo Airbus A380s, Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 777s, Airbus A350s and Airbus A320 and A321 family.

Requirements to be eligible for cabin crew application include the following:

Minimum of 21 years of age at time of application 

  • Minimum height of 160 cm
  • Able to inspire our guests through innovative hospitality
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)
  • High school graduate (Grade 12)
  • No visible tattoos while you’re in your Etihad cabin crew uniform (cosmetic and bandage coverings aren’t allowed)
  • Comfortable to work irregular hours and on a roster

Interested candidates are invited to attend an Open Day, or register their interest and apply online at Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an in-person or virtual assessment.

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