Emirates Pilot Recruitment Program Seeks U.S. Recruits

NEW YORK – July 11, 2011 – Emirates, one of the fastest growing and most profitable airlines in the world, is holding information sessions in New York City, Chicago, Detroit and the Cincinnati area for experienced First Officers on select dates in July.

The information sessions will provide more information on Emirates, the selection program, the benefits of living and working in Dubai and details of Emirates’ remuneration package. Spouses are welcome to attend.

Event dates and locations for Emirates’ upcoming U.S. recruitment tour are as follows:

• July 11 - New York City Event, 10 a.m. at Doubletree Hotel JFK Airport (135-30 140th Street, Jamaica, NY)

• July 12 – Chicago Event, 10 a.m. at Chicago Marriot O'Hare Airport – Salon 9 (8535 West Higgins Road, Chicago, Ill.)

• July 13 – Detroit Event, 10 a.m. at Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport (2501 Worldgateway Pl. Detroit, Mich.)

• July 14 – Cincinnati Area Event, 10 a.m. at Hilton Cincinnati Airport (7373 Turfway Rd. Florence, Ky.)

The First Officer position with Emirates offers an exceptional opportunity for ambitious pilots to develop their career on one of the youngest high-tech fleets. Pilots are drawn to Emirates for both the comprehensive employment package (including accommodation, health benefits, educational support for children, provident fund, travel concessions plus additional allowances and benefits), as well as the opportunity to reside in the UAE. Dubai has evolved into a bustling metropolis with an exceptional lifestyle. The city impresses residents and visitors alike with its wide range of leisure and cultural facilities, in addition to the sunny weather all year long.

To join Emirates, candidates must have a minimum of 4,000 total and 2,000 multi-engine jet hours; or a total of 2,500 hours on a modern, commercial multi-engine, multi-crew jet aircraft (please note Emirates does not accept simulator time for flying hours calculation), ICAO ATPL and ICAO English level (4 or above). Emirates will provide candidates with a round trip ticket to Dubai from an Emirates destination to attend the Selection Program. To be invited to the Selection Program in Dubai, the airline will consider candidates who are short up to 500 hours of the above requirements.

Emirates currently flies nonstop to four U.S. cities: New York, Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco. This past fall, the airline also reinstated its flagship A380 aircraft on its double-daily JFK services. Emirates was also the first carrier to launch non-stop operations from Dubai to both Houston and Los Angeles.

Emirates currently serves 113 cities around the globe with a young, technologically advanced fleet of 153 wide-bodied aircraft, including 7 freighters, that are equipped with industry-leading comforts.

Additionally, Emirates has 199 wide-bodied aircraft on order, worth more than US$66 billion, and is the leading customer of the Airbus A380 with 15 in its fleet and 75 on order. At the Berlin Air Show in June 2010 Emirates placed an order with Airbus for an additional 32 A380 aircraft taking the total firm order for the iconic flagship of the 21st century to 90 super-jumbos, making Emirates the largest customer of the Airbus super-jumbo. It is due to its rapid, dynamic expansion that Emirates is seeking 500 new pilots this year.

More information about flight deck career opportunities with Emirates can be found at www.emiratesgroupcareers.com.

For more information on Emirates in the U.S. please visit: www.emirates.com/usa.