Jetstar has appointed Mr Ho Yuen Sang to the
newly created position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Jetstar
Asia to support the carrier’s growth from Singapore.
Mr Ho has spent the past 26 years with Singapore
Technologies Group, most recently holding the position of Deputy
President and Chief Operating Officer of Singapore Technologies
Mr Ho has a wealth of
aviation engineering, maintenance and operational experience, in
addition to excellent management skills from his extensive board
management experience across a wide spectrum of jurisdictions.
Jetstar Asia Chief Executive Officer, Ms Chong Phit
Lian said Mr Ho’s appointment follows recent management changes at
Jetstar designed to help facilitate and build upon the carrier’s
ability to support future growth from Singapore.
“As Jetstar expands its Pan Asian footprint, we are focussing on
building our expertise and skill base here in Singapore, the
brand’s Asian hub,” Ms Chong said. “We are
delighted to have someone of Mr Ho’s experience and calibre join
our management team ... Mr Ho’s skills and experience
will play a critical role in our expansion and the development of
our centre of excellence in Singapore.”
Mr Ho’s appointment comes as Jetstar undertakes its largest
recruitment drive since launch with plans to recruit over 100 new
staff in Singapore across its business to support the growth of
its hub operations.
New positions will be created
across the business including new Pilot and Cabin crew positions,
Engineers and Technicians and Head Office positions.
The new roles will support a further two A320 aircraft joining
the Jetstar Asia fleet of 10 this year plus will help support of
the introduction of first time long haul flying from Singapore
which will commence in December with direct flights to Melbourne.
Jetstar is currently recruiting for Cabin Crew,
Pilots (Captains) and Line Aircraft Maintenance Engineers.
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