Philippine Airlines to Participate in Job Expo to find Cabin Crew Recruits
The country’s first airlines and the oldest air carrier in Asia still operating under its original name is looking to expand its cabin crew roster in anticipation of its flight network expansion.
Philippine Airlines Cabin Crew Job image via Rappler
Philippine Airlines scheduled a Cabin Crew Job Expo for June 5 and 6, 2015 at its headquarters in the PNB Financial Center located on Diosdado Macapagal Avenue at the CCP Complex in Pasay City. Interested applicants will have to be at the long gallery of the building to register. Registration is only between 8 AM and 12 noon.
Philippine Airlines has been in operation since March 15, 1941, smack in the middle of the ongoing World War. It carried its first passengers on a Beech Model 18 aircraft or a Twin Beech, which had a capacity of only 11 passengers, from Manila to Baguio. Service was interrupted when the war came to the Philippines, and pilots were pressed into military service.
Today, Philippine Airlines carries passengers to 31 domestic and 36 international destinations on a fleet of 56 aircraft. Thirty-four more aircraft will expand the fleet spread over the next decade. In 2014, the carrier ferried 9.6 million passengers on 73,685 domestic and international flights.
According to Jaime Bautista, the carrier’s president and Chief Operating Officer, “We are in the process of preparing a long term fleet plan for PAL.” There are plans to upgrade the fleet’s Airbus A340 for the newer Airbus 350 or a Boeing 787 Dreamliner over the next five years for their long-haul flights. “Of course we will study it very carefully,” Mr. Bautista qualified.
New international routes that were announced for 2015 include Cairns, Australia, and Auckland, New Zealand and Quanzhou, China, prompting the need to expand its roster of cabin crew. Qualified applicants must be between 18 and 27 years old, a college graduate, and have Filipino citizenship. Female applicants are required to be single, while male applicants who are single are preferred. The minimum cabin crew height requirement for females is 5 feet 3 inches and for males, 5 feet 6 inches. All applicants need to have clear skin, 20/20 or 20/30 vision, and even teeth in healthy condition. A pleasing personality is necessary.
Applicants should come in corporate attire, and females must wear their hair in a bun. Bring the original and a copy of your transcript of records and curriculum vitae. Have on hand one whole body photo and a 2×2 picture.