Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 30 January 2020

Emirates hails its female employees on International Women’s Day

Video highlights the many roles women have in keeping the Dubai-based airline running

Emirates said women form 40% of the workforce across the group. Courtesy Emirates
Emirates said women form 40% of the workforce across the group. Courtesy Emirates

Emirates saluted its female workforce on International Women's Day with a special video highlighting the diverse roles that keeps one of world's biggest airlines running around the clock.

From pilots and cabin crew to aircraft maintenance and engineering; and from flight dispatchers and cargo loaders to business and commerical support, Emirates said women fill 1,100 jobs across the group.

Women form 40 per cent of the workforce of Emirates Group, the Dubai airline said, from 160 nationalities. More than 1,100 are Emirati.

"On the occasion of International Women’s Day, we’d like to thank all of our female staff for their dedication, professionalism and for their significant contribution to the success of Emirates, Abdulaziz Al Ali, Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Emirates Group said.

"We are very proud of our talented and passionate female colleagues and we will continue to provide an environment that facilitates the enhancement of professional skillsets and career growth for women in the aviation industry.”

Emirates said female employees are represented in all seniority levels within the Group including in mid and senior management positions. The airline said a fifth of women working in Emirates have also been with the airline for 10 years or longer.

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Updated: March 8, 2019 12:30 PM