Indian Carriers to Recruit 5000 New Staff

Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 at 06:23am

Job hunters who want to join in the airline industry will have a bright prospect this year as Indian carriers are going to hire as many as 5,000 personnel, according to industry officials.

India's aviation industry has experienced a respite early this year as air travel demand showed an improvement and is seen to continue throughout this year. The entry of two new airlines in the domestic market is also a contributing factor to the hiring activities by privately-owned carriers.

AirAsia India, for example, has been conducting a string of roadshows across the country hoping to lure the cream of the crop to join in their team. The budget carrier is planning to launch its maiden flights towards the end of the year.

Other well-established carriers such as IndiGo and Jet Airways, on the other hand, are also embarking on aggressive hiring activities such as conducting walk-in interviews for flight crew.

IndiGo, in particular, and SpiceJet regularly hold recruitment activities every week in several cities across the country.

According to industry estimates, the domestic operations of the country's commercial aviation have a workforce of over 60,000 employees.

Though the country's commercial aviation industry suffered a beating last year due massive financial losses coupled with low demand, it still managed to hire 1,700 new employees. But according to CEO of, Rajesh Kumar, most of India's local carriers will bounce back and will hire an additional 3,500 people to the workforce this year.

According to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, the passenger traffic for the domestic market for the month of May managed to grow by 5% over the month of April. It has also observed that the demand is on an upward trend.

The country's local carriers carried a combined 57 lakh passengers for the whole year ending May 2013, compared to the previous year's 56 lakh.

IndiGo continues to dominate the domestic market, closely followed by Jet Airways, SpiceJet, Air India and GoAir.

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