A Saudi Arabian airline on Monday tweeted a warm welcome to pilots and staff from Qatar Airways whom it hopes to poach after two Gulf and two Arab counttrsevered air links with Doha.
On Twitter early Monday, budget carrier flynas said it “welcomes the Saudi employees working on Qatar Airways airbus A320, and invites anyone with the desire to join flynas and work among its crew”.
Flynas tweeted that it seeks not only pilots but also sales, security, maintenance and other personnel.
Last week, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt and others cut diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar after accusing it of supporting terrorist groups.
Among the punitive measures Saudi Arabia and its allies imposed was a ban on Qatar Airways flights and a prohibition of the airline’s use of surrounding airspace.
Saudi carrier flynas, looking to expand in a growing domestic market, in January signed an $8.6-billion deal with European manufacturer Airbus to buy 80 A320neo single-aisle jets.