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Emirates Airline CEO sees ‘clear path to recovery’

The carrier is set to reinstate employee benefits and increase salaries cut during the height of the pandemic last year 

According to Emirates Airline Group chairman and CEO Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum,  the airline is on its way to recovery.

In a letter to employees he wrote: “In the last few weeks and months, and thanks largely to the global vaccination drive and the efforts of our leaders here in the UAE, we have seen an increasingly clear path to recovery opening up.

“Our iconic aircrafts are reuniting people in more and more destinations around the world, and other airlines are once again landing at Dubai International Airport. There is a distinct air of positivity and ‘getting back to normal’.”

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In the letter, he thanked Emirates employees writing: “You accepted the difficult working conditions, including cuts to pay and benefits, and you have demonstrated your loyalty.

We will introduce the option to nominate five friends who can receive concessional tickets in economy class

“And we will better recognise our internal talent by increasing the salary increment opportunity on promotion for core grades.”

Restored benefits include accommodation allowance for married couples, increasing annual leave entitlement and concessional tickets, and the changes will come into effect on 1 October 2021.

For more information, visit www.emirates.com 

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