Finnair has launched the biggest recruitment
drive in the companyís history.
In addition to the approximately 70 pilots and
130 cabin attendants recruited this year, the company is seeking
to recruit 100 new pilots and 300 new cabin crew members.
Some 50 people are also being hired to perform
customer service tasks and other functions during the spring.
In October, Finnair took delivery of its first
A350 XWB on order. The new
wide-body aircraft are the engine of Finnairís growth and will add
capacity to its long-haul traffic from spring 2016 onwards.
Increasing capacity also increases the need for personnel. Earlier
this year, Finnair stated that growth translates to approximately
1000 new jobs by 2020.
"We are courageously driving the
growth of our business and making recruitments which are
significant in scale, not just for Finnair but for Finland," said Finnairís SVP Human Resources Eija Hakakari.
"Due to the nature of the flying personnelís work and the scale of
the recruitment it takes time to organize the selection process
and trainings. We want to start early, keeping an eye especially
on 2017 when our growth intensifies. At the same time, starting
these recruitments gives us opportunities to grow even more
courageously should the market situation allow it."
Recruitment of the
flying personnel started on 4 December 2015. After the selections
have been made, the training and employment for the different
employee groups will begin in phases from spring 2016 onwards.
Finnair's strategic objective is to double its
traffic between Asia and Europe by 2020 from the 2010 level.
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