Emirates Group has informed its staff of a four percent rise in basic salaries, as confirmed to Khaleej Times. This follows the group's decision to grant a bonus equivalent to 20 weeks' salary due to exceptional financial results. The increase extends to the transport and UAE national retention allowances by four percent, and similarly, flight deck and cabin crew will see a four percent rise in flying and productivity pay. Housing allowances will increase by 10-15% based on employee rank. The adjustments will be detailed in contractual letters issued on July 22, as per the email dated June 28.

Notably, the salary increase does not apply to employees under final warning, facing potential dismissal, or those who have not completed their probation by July 1, 2024. These changes are part of the 2024 Pay and Benefits Review, endorsed by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.

Beyond salary enhancements, other benefits include extended maternity leave to 90 days and paternity leave to 10 days. New mothers will receive an additional hour for nursing breaks. Grade 1 to Grade 5 employees will no longer contribute to life insurance, with the company taking on this expense. Long-term sick leave and education support allowances will also see improvements.

The group is actively recruiting, particularly for pilots, flight attendants, and engineers. It plans to hire 5,000 cabin crew in 2024. John Walker, VP Base Maintenance at EK Engineering, revealed that the engineering facility will relocate to a larger space at Dubai Al Maktoum airport by late 2027, doubling in size and increasing the engineering staff to over 5000.