a Queensland-based regional airline, recently hired 21 new pilots and flight attendants, to help accommodate continuing strong
growth in the State's regional markets.
The airline has just recruited 13 new flight attendants and eight additional pilots, and is seeking more aircrew to meet ongoing strong
demand for Queensland air services.
MacAir General Manager Kevin
Gill, said, "Most MacAir services in the Gulf of Carpentaria have now been upgraded from 19-seat Metroliner aircraft to the larger SAAB 340Bs, while
the ATR42-500 is now replacing SAAB 340Bs between Townsville and Mt Isa, as well as flying contract services for mining
Of the 13 additional cabin crew who have joined MacAir, most have just completed their training and recently commenced flying, many on
additional SAAB 340B services on the Gulf routes or on the new ATR aircraft.
To supplement direct hiring,
the airline has a cadet program which has so far inducted
more than 50 trained young professional pilots to the airline.
"Many of the destinations that MacAir operates to, including remote communities in the Gulf and western regions of Queensland, are
multi-stop and are challenging on both aircraft and our people. MacAir therefore places special emphasis on careful management of both
our equipment and human resources to ensure that we are able to continue to service our
customers" Gill said.
The current modern MacAir fleet of 11 aircraft includes the SAAB 340B and new generation ATR42-500 series.
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