Qatar Airways will hire 10,000 staff to handle a huge influx of 1.2 million passengers flying to Doha ahead of the 2022 World Cup (20/11-18/12), bringing its total workforce to potential, to more than 55,000 from about 45,000 that are today, as a company representative told Reuters.
However, the airline declined to say how many of the new positions would be permanent. It cut staff levels to under 37,000 in 2021, after reducing its destinations to 33 cities during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. It has since launched operations to more than 150 destinations.
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It is not yet clear how many of the new workers will be in place when the World Cup kicks off on November 20 in Qatar, but during the tournament, Qatar Airways will adjust 70% of its schedule for additional flights arriving in Doha .
Other airlines will significantly increase flights to Qatar, which reopened an old airport ahead of the 2022 World Cup.
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