28 Apr '11, 3am

Chinese airlines face cabin crew shortage

Chinese airlines face cabin crew shortage

SHANGHAI: Airlines continue to eye the massive air passenger market in China. The latest to unveil new routes to the country is Emirates Airlines, which just launched its Airbus A380 service between Dubai and Shanghai. But the Chinese aviation industry is facing intense competition for cabin crew, to service the rapid increase in flights. In 2010, there were 500 million passengers who took to the skies. This figure is set to grow by double digits over the next ten years. As both domestic and international airlines step up their recruitment to cater to this growth, cabin crew are in hot demand. For Singapore Airlines, candidates must be university graduates and proficient in English, as well as meet height requirements. Kevin Koh, Manager of Eastern China for Singapore Airlines, said: "The selection is based on merit and job suitability. Some of the attributes we're looking...

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