Jet Airways will function flights with feminine cabin crew members in its start-up part and rent male cabin crew members as soon as it reaches a sure operational scale, the airline mentioned on Sunday.
It can be following the footsteps of Vistara, which had began hiring male cabin crew in March 2018, roughly three years after it was launched.
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Jet Airways, which has not flown since April 17, 2019, is at the moment within the means of re-launching operations beneath its new promoters Jalan-Kalrock Consortium.
Aviation veteran Sanjiv Kapoor took cost because the chief government officer of the airline on April 4.
In a press release on Sunday, a Jet Airways spokesperson mentioned, “We have a limited number of NCR-based cabin crew, trained and qualified on the Boeing 737 aircraft, on our rolls to operate our proving flights that should take place soon. Several of them have worked with Jet Airways in the past.”
The airline will obtain its air operator certificates (AOC) after it conducts it proving flights efficiently.
“While we only have women in our cabin crew in the current start-up phase, as an equal opportunity employer, we will be having men as cabin crew as well once we reach a certain operational scale,” the spokesperson talked about.
Jet Airways has all the time had a gender-neutral hiring coverage, and that may proceed, the spokesperson mentioned.
“The airline earlier proudly operated with a combined cabin crew, and we’ll resume that and rent male crew as soon as we get to a sure scale.
“It should be noted that it will be one of very few airlines in India that hire male crew, as we believe that it is the right thing to do,” the spokesperson talked about.
“The initial women-only crew is only to simplify and optimize rostering and training and layover (overnight stay) costs and crew ratios while we are still subscale and our crew requirements are limited, and is also reflective of the cabin crew applicant pool which is predominantly female,” the spokesperson added.
IndiGo, India’s largest airline, operates with solely feminine cabin crew members.
Full service carriers Vistara and Air India rent male cabin crew members.
SpiceJet, Go First and AirAsia India even have male cabin crew members of their employees.