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Hong Kong Airport looks to hire more staff

HK Airport needs more staff

In 2023, Hong Kong Airlines plans to hire 1,000 more pilots, flight attendants, and ground workers.

By the end of 2023, Hong Kong Airlines plans to hire 1,000 additional personnel for positions in ground staff, pilot, and cabin crew, citing the “rapid recovery of air transport demand in sight.”

By the end of the year, Hong Kong Airlines expects to run at roughly 75% of its pre-pandemic capacity, according to a statement issued on January 12, 2023. A recovery to 100% of pre-pandemic capacity levels is anticipated by the Hong Kong-based carrier by mid-2024.

The view also considered China’s decision to reopen its airspace to foreign aviation, which “will unquestionably be the next market to contribute considerably to [the airline’s, ed.-] travel recovery efforts,” according to Hong Kong Airlines chairman Hou Wei. With exceptional pent-up demand, we have taken advantage of every travel recovery opportunity over the past few months, and we are still experiencing excellent business growth, especially from the Japanese markets, Hou Wei noted.

“The carrier expects to increase its flight operations to 30 sectors per day by January 2023, reaching 30% of those at pre-pandemic levels; flying to 15 regional destinations including Tokyo, Osaka, Okinawa, Sapporo, Seoul, Bangkok, Manila, Hanoi, Taipei, Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Chengdu, and Haikou,” Hong Kong Airlines explained. “This is 50% of the operation level before the pandemic.” According to the corporation, it will require about 380 ground crew members, 500 cabin crew, and 120 flying crew.

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