Middle Eastern airlines are planning significant — and sustained — growth, according to the CEO of Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier in the Middle East and North Africa. Middle East-based airlines are collectively growing at 10 percent a year, double the global average, according to Arab Air Carriers Organization.
That means that one in every eight commercial flight worldwide is now flown by a low-cost carrier. The Middle East is home to the youngest (newest) fleet in the world, with a total of more than 600 aircraft. The Middle East also had the greatest number of new aircraft on order anywhere in the world.
The reason behind this is enormous economic growth in the region. Air travel is increasingly being seen as a necessity rather than a luxury. Between now and 2020, the Middle East is forecast to lead world passenger traffic growth, with current travel demand up 18 percent.
If you hope to work for one of these fast growing airlines, you can receive pilot training from US flight schools. Look for those school offering M-1 and J-1 Visas.