At least 100 new Irish employees are being sought by Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates.

The Abu Dhabi-based airline is holding a recruitment drive in Ireland to recruit new staff to support its growth around the world.

The recruitment open day is taking place at the Burlington Hotel in Dublin and the airline is expecting up to 1,000 people to attend.

Etihad, which already employs more than 90 Irish staff at Dublin Airport, is also planning to hold open days in Belfast and Cork.

The airline is looking to fill a range of positions from cabin crew to sales staff to be based mainly in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi.