New Saudi Riyadh Air warns against fraudulent job postings

Riyadh Air, the soon-to-be-operated Saudi Arabian airline, is going to great lengths to warn potential workers that the company will not ask for any kind of payment to fill out an application.

The airline has issued a warning to assure applicants that they would never be asked for money or financial information.

Recruitment Drive for Riyadh Air

Riyadh Air is currently in the process of recruiting pilots, cabin crew, and administrative staff as it prepares for its scheduled launch in 2025. The airline aims to build a world-class team and create opportunities for a diverse group of candidates. Since its official launch in March, Riyadh Air has already received over 900,000 applications, with 52% of them coming from women and representing over 200 nationalities.

Fraudulent Websites and Links

In the advisory issued on social media, Riyadh Air acknowledges the overwhelming interest in joining their team and alerts potential applicants to the existence of fraudulent websites and links that ask for monetary fees when applying for jobs through unofficial channels. The airline emphasizes that it will only engage with applicants through its official channels and that it will not request any payments or personal bank details during the application process.

Multi-Billion-Dollar Deal

Riyadh Air, backed by the Public Investment Fund, made a substantial order in March for up to 72 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner planes in a multi-billion-dollar deal. This order includes 39 confirmed aircraft with an option to acquire an additional 33 wide-body 787-9 Dreamliner planes.

The airline, headquartered in Riyadh, plans to operate flights connecting millions of leisure and business travelers to over 100 destinations worldwide by 2030.

Emphasis on Official Channels

Riyadh Air is committed to building a diverse and dedicated team to oversee its global operations. The airline encourages candidates with passion and ambition from around the world to be a part of shaping the future of aviation. The warning about fraudulent websites and links is a proactive step to protect jobseekers and maintain the integrity of the recruitment process for the new airline.

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