Air India on hiring spree as it hires 600 pilots, cabin crew every month: CEO

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With prospects of a ‘healthy start’ for Air India’s 5-year transformation plan, its chief Campbell Wilson, on Monday, said that the airline is hiring 550 cabin crew members and 50 pilots every month and are also expecting to have 6 wide body A350 planes in its fleet by the end of this year.

After taking over the airlines from Indian government in January last year, the Tata Group has put in place various measures in an attempt to turn around the fortunes of the loss making entity. One of their measures include placing the largest order of 470 planes, which is considered as one of the largest order ever, to expand its international operations.

Mr Wilson, who is the MD and CEO of Air India, while talking about hiring plans said that there is no specific plan or target per se, but about 550 cabin crew members and 50 pilots are coming in every month.

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As per him, the pace of hiring will stay the same for most of the year and will slow down towards the end. However, it might again catch up its speed during the last months of next year, 2024.