Qantas to hire 900 crew

Qantas has said it would hire 900 new long haul flight attendants by
the end of 2008 in the first phase of its largest ever cabin crew recruitment drive.The Chief Executive Officer of Qantas, Mr Geoff Dixon, said the airline would continue to build its fulltime
flight attendant numbers through to 2010 to cater for the airline’s growth.
“By the end of 2010, we will have around 2,000 new flight attendants flying on our international fleet
of A380, B747 and A330 aircraft,” he said.
Mr Dixon said Qantas’ subsidiary company Qantas Cabin Crew Australia (QCCA) was currently
processing thousands of applications from a wide range of candidates.
He said the new jobs were the direct result of the landmark EBA agreement reached with the Flight
Attendants Association of Australia (FAAA) International Division last year.
“The competitive terms and conditions negotiated under the EBA have enabled us to create these
new positions.”
Mr Dixon said the new flight attendants would be based in Sydney and Melbourne, where they would
undergo six weeks’ initial training in superior customer service and hospitality skills, security, medical
and emergency procedures, and product knowledge.