The sudden demand for crew comes as passenger volumes have seen a significant increase following a two-year lockdown triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Air Aisa India and Vistara have conducted their recruitment drives and Qatar, IndiGo, Air India are still looking for candidates. In a report, rating agency ICRA highlighted that domestic carriers saw a 57.7% year-on-year increase in passenger traffic to 84.2 million in 2021-22 (April-March).
Qatar Airways Group has announced that it is looking for Indian employees to support its global operations. They also aim to have more staff to improve the customer experience in the coming months.
The foreign carrier said it is looking to recruit a “significant number” of new hires for roles such as culinary, corporate and commercial, management, freight, customer service, engineering, flight operations and ground services.
The company has informed that it will start accepting applications from Indian nationals for various roles across divisions from September 16, 2022. Qatar group is looking for staff for Qatar Airways, Qatar Duty-Free, Qatar Aviation Services, Qatar Airways Catering Company and Qatar Distribution Company for Dhiafatina hotels.
Air India conducts cabin crew interviews in Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Guwahati and Goa. The national airline is also looking to hire experienced pilots for its Airbus A320 fleet and pilots for Boeing 777 aircraft.
AirAsia India last week held recruitment for Cabin Attendants in Gurugram for Delhi Capital Region. It also conducted recruitment drives for flight attendants in Delhi, Bengaluru, Pune Dehradun and Lucknow.
Vistara, which operates Airbus A320, A321 and Boeing 787 aircraft, also recently conducted recruitment programs for cabin crew in Bengaluru and Mumbai.