If you haven’t already heard, the Persian Gulf low-cost airline Air Arabia unveiled a brand new livery and updated logo at an event held at the carrier’s HQ in Sharjah a few days ago. The new look, which is more evolution rather than revolution, was created to celebrate Air Arabia’s 15th birthday and will be slowly rolled out across the airline’s fleet of Airbus A320 family aircraft.
Outside of the Middle East, Air Arabia isn’t really heard of – as low-cost carrier’s go, it’s flydubai which seems to steal the limelight but it was Air Arabia which was the first budget airline in the region and its been slowly building market share since it started operations in 2003.
In fact, the airline has grown to become the largest low-cost carrier in the Middle East and North Africa, operating a fleet of more than 50 aircraft and serving around 155 routes with hubs based in the UAE, Morocco, and Egypt. Even more impressively, Air Arabia has managed to do all this as a publicly listed company – quite a rarity for the region.
The updated logo and brand design is said to represent the creative idea of “Modern Nomads” – according to the marketing material, Air Arabia is an airline that connects with the “young, adventurous, and those who are eager to travel, discover new places and collect new experiences.” Okay.
Along with the reimagined logo and new aircraft livery, the passenger cabin will also be sporting a new look with seats set to be upholstered in a new speckled grey fabric.
Air Arabia is recruiting new cabin crew
Along with a fresh new look, Air Arabia has also opened up applications for new cabin crew to join its team. There are currently opportunities available in Egypt and Sharjah. You’ll need to be aged between 21-years old to 28-years old and be educated to at least High School level. You’ll also need to be fluent in both written and spoken English and be considered medically fit and healthy.
To comply with aviation safety rules, candidates will also need to meet the following minimum height requirements:
- Male: At least 165cm
- Female: At least 160cm
Opportunities in Egypt
Only Egyptian citizens are eligible for this position and ideally should be living in Sohag, Hurghada or Assiut. Along with being fluent in English, speaking either Italian or German fluently will be a great advantage – although, isn’t strictly necessary.
You’ll also need to include a fully updated resume, a copy of your national ID, a Cabin Crew Declaration Form and two full-length photos – business and casual.
Opportunities in Sharjah
This position is open to candidates of any nationality, although UAE nationals will be given preference. To apply for this opportunity, you should include the same documents as listed above but send the application to the following email address: email@example.com
Air Arabia is ideally looking for candidates with previous experience delivering premium customer service. You’ll need to prove you’re an excellent team player, who can make passengers feel welcome with a warm smile and positive body language. Ideally, you’ll also possess prior experience in a sales environment and handling cash.
Mateusz Maszczynski honed his skills as an international flight attendant at the most prominent airline in the Middle East and has been flying throughout the COVID-19 pandemic for a well-known European airline. Matt is passionate about the aviation industry and has become an expert in passenger experience and human-centric stories. Always keeping an ear close to the ground, Matt's industry insights, analysis and news coverage is frequently relied upon by some of the biggest names in journalism.