We have received immense support and guidance since joining and have undergone an extensive training program that will help us deliver the best guest service onboard and showcase our warmth which emanates from the culture of the UAE, said Abdullah Ali Abdullah Al Awfi, one of the new Omani cabin crew members.
Etihad Airways Guest Services department contains up to 3200 cabin crew including Cabin Managers, Cabin Seniors, Food and Beverage Managers, In-Flight Chefs and Flight Attendants from around the world.
It gives cabin crew a whole library of information at their fingertips including timetables, safety manuals and customer service updates.
When all the passengers have boarded and just before the doors are shut, cabin crew are currently handed a long scroll of paper, listing up to 337 customers.
We're receiving great feedback from cabin crew and customers in the region.
The airline said it would be writing to the 140 cabin crew staff who have been taken off the payroll to tell them they will be sacked and replaced if they do not agree to the new roster arrangements.
A spokesman for the union added: "This afternoon's apparent attempt to frighten cabin crew into submission and divide a unified group of professional colleagues has completely failed.
They have misjudged the mood of cabin crew and, if anything, will make it harder to find a solution to this problem.
British Airways cabin crew
are to hold a further 20 days of strike action yesterday starting with a May 18-22 walkout, following their rejection of the company's latest offer in a ballot last week, their union Unite has announced.
The new recruitment of cabin crew is an initiative of Bahrain Air to equip its new aircraft, which will arrive on Wednesday.
Captain Yaqubi congratulated the cabin crew team for this achievement in a ceremony held at Bahrain Air's headquarters.
The airline will launch a new training programme on tourism attractions for its cabin crews
from early next month.