In an effort to empower local talent with promising careers in the aviation industry, Oman’s SalamAir has recruited a new batch of female Omani cabin crew.
The recruitment of the new cabin crew follows a nation-wide campaign that was advertised on various platforms.
Director of corporate support, SalamAir, Salam Al Kindi declared: “The aviation sector in Oman continues to show promising growth, especially with the flow of investments in the country’s tourism and transportation infrastructure and government backed projects nearing completion. These factors have created a high demand in the market and opened a window for local Omani talent to enter the aviation sector.”
He further noted: “Currently, the sector in Oman is male dominant and we at SalamAir have taken the initiative to encourage more Omani females to be involved. As a home-grown airline, we understand the cultural reservations that may impact women pursuing cabin crew careers. We have therefore adapted the traditional role to suit these cultural sensitivities and facilitate the contribution of women in this burgeoning sector.”
As part of the recruitment process, the applicants attended a two-day orientation programme, held at the Public Authority of Civil Aviation’s (PACA) headquarters. The programme included presentations from the SalamAir team, as well as group discussions, assessments and one-on-one interviews. Successful applicants have now been enrolled into a four-month certified training programme, to prepare them to join the cabin crew team after graduation.