Jetstar Asia, the Singaporean Low Cost Airlines is looking to rehire around 200 staff members who left the airline during the pandemic. The airline is planning to significantly expand fleet and grow its network in a phased manner.
Jetstar Asia to rehire staff members
In July 2020, the airline cut around 180 jobs, or say 1/4th of its Singaporean workforce.
Jetstar Asia, the feeder airline of Jetstar Airways has plans to rehire several staff members, who left their job during the peak of the pandemic.
Jetstar Asia Chief Executive Officer, Barathan Pasupathi on LinkedIn said that the airline will hire around 200 members back. It also has plans to induct 2 more aircraft to its fleet by the end of 2023. This will take the airline’s fleet to 9. Plan is to add more aircraft in next 1 and half year.
Heavy number of inductions
Along with old staff, the airline is also looking to induct new cadet pilots and cabin crew interns. It will also hire graduates from aviation academies through a direct entry recruitment programme.
In last 3 years, the airline fleet has gone down by almost 50%. In 2020, it had 18 aircraft and now, it has only 7 aircraft. Jetstar Asia has failed to immediately rebuild capacity as soon as borders relaxed. Rival airlines like Scoot and AirAsia made the most out of this failure.
But slowly, the airline has made efforts to rebound. In April, the airline started China flights. Okinawa flights will start in November along with the Singapore – Manila – Osaka service.
Jetstar Asia operations
The mini Jetstar with a fleet of 7 airliners operate to 11 destinations in Thailand, China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines.
These 11 airports are :
- Phnom Penh International Airport
- Haikou Meilan International Airport
- Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport
- Jakarta Soekarno Hatta International Airport
- Surabaya Juanda International Airport
- Kuala Lampur International Airport
- Penang International Airport
- Angeles City Clark International Airport
- Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport
- Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport
- Phuket International Airport
The airline has a fleet of 7 aircraft, out of which 1 is currently parked.
Source Credits : Straits Times