The Middle East is considered the world’s second largest growing airline passengers market. Reports submitted by Boeing in 2019 showed that the region market needs around 68,000 new pilots over the coming 20 years.
A part of 2030 Vision
Airline sector in the kingdom has been undergoing a significant boom over the last few years as we have 5 major airline companies along with government sectors and private aviation companies. Aviation is an integral part in the kingdom’s 2030 vision as KSA is working on attracting tourism and increasing the number of pilgrims which will a great impact on aviation sector and its growth rate
The job of pilot is a prestigious job with high income.
As per Boeing and Airbus studies on the pilot demand for the next 20 years, the aviation industry will need from 50,000 to 68,000 new pilots in the middle east only.
Considering the current orders by the local airlines in Saudi Arabia, the fleet is expected to be doubled in the next 5 years which will increase the demand for new pilots to 3,000 pilots. The Saudization initiatives will also affect the demand for local pilots and will make them more attractive from the local airlines.