I'm watching a documentary about daily business of an airport.
There was a crew briefing for a Lufthansa flight from Germany to India, and as there was an Indian FA, the briefing was held in English (i.e. he didn't speak German).
While it is advantageous to have an Hindi speaking FA on board of a flight to India, I wonder why he doesn't speak German. To me, it seems unusual to have an employee living here, but not speaking our language. (Though this is possible.)
So, my question is: Do airlines employ people in their destination countries, for example to have FAs speaking the language of the destination country? Or is there some kind of exchange project?