SalamAir, Oman’s first budget airline, has recruited a batch of Omani women to join its ranks as cabin crew. This was part of a nation-wide recruitment campaign, which was advertised on various platforms and had attracted 240 applicants to a two-day orientation session.
Salam Al Kindi, Director of Corporate Support at SalamAir, said: “The aviation sector in Oman continues to show promising growth, especially with the flow of investments to the country’s tourism and transportation sectors, 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 added: “Currently, the aviation sector in Oman is male dominated. We at SalamAir have taken the initiative to encourage more Omani women to be involved. As a homegrown airline, we understand the cultural reservations that may impact women pursuing careers as cabin crew. We have, therefore, adapted the traditional role to suit these cultural sensitivities and facilitate the contribution of women in this burgeoning sector.”