Republic Airways Holdings has announced that it will be hosting a series of recruiting sessions in the Cincinnati area as part of its announced plans to grow its flight attendant workforce by more than 350.All three of Republic’s carriers - Chautauqua Airlines, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America - expect to add Flight Attendants thanks to the company’s strong partnerships with American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, US Airways, and beginning in 2007, Continental Airlines. The company’s existing flight attendant workforce of approximately 1,100 is expected to grow to 1,400 by early 2007, and a series of flight attendant training classes are scheduled for the next four months to accommodate the expansion. Republic Airways recently held recruiting sessions in Greensboro, North Carolina, Louisville, Kentucky, Indianapolis, Indiana, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Washington, D.C. and New York where over 1,000 flight attendant candidates have participated in the recruiting sessions.
Republic Airways has major operations at Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport where its Chautauqua Airlines subsidiary operates over 90 daily departures for Delta Air Lines.
“The regional airline industry continues to generate the bulk of the growth and jobs in aviation, and as we lead the sector in expanding and flying even larger jets, we are excited about the future of the airline and the opportunities for our employees,” said Republic Airways CEO Bryan Bedford. “We have an outstanding group of employees and we want to tap the region’s long affiliation with aviation and find new employees interested in joining our company and participate in our continued expansion.”