Low-Cost Airlines Continue to Boost Crews

  • By Jeon Soo-yong

    March 13, 2017 11:53

    Budget airlines are going on hiring sprees for a second consecutive year as they expand their fleets and add more international routes.

    Industry sources said on Sunday that five domestic low-cost carriers began recruitment drives, with plans to hire a total of about 1,700 new workers this year.

    Korea's largest budget carrier, Jeju Air, plans to recruit 500 new workers. Its staff has grown by an average of 25 percent a year since 2012, numbering 1,875 at the end of last year.

    Jin Air, a subsidiary of Korean Air, seeks about 400 new employees, and began hiring flight attendants last week. Air Busan will hire 300 new staff. It plans to recruit 150 workers in each half of the year.

    Eastar Jet already hired 100 new staff this year including ground staff and maintenance crew, and will recruit about the same number in the second half. T'way Air also plans to hire 300 new staff.

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