Emirates plans to hire 2,000 flight attendants this year, according to a statement cited by press reports from Dubai. It has added some 660 cabin staff and more than 60 pilots in the past 12 months, during which it increased its fleet by 14 aircraft to 145. It will launch service to its 106th destination, Dakar, on Sept. 1 when it begins five-times-weekly flights from Dubai on an A340-300.

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