Air India Express invite applications for cabin crew trainee post

Air India Express Limited has invited applications from 10+2 pass candidates for cabin crew (trainee) post. While the upper age limit for the recruitment is 22 years, candidates who have degree/ diploma in hotel management and catering technology will also be given preference by the recruiting body, as per NDTV report.

Preference will also be given to those who have flying experience as cabin crew and those who have completed First Aid Course. An estimated 86 posts are available for recruitment. Candidates can apply at the official website

Air India Express Limited is the low-cost arm of the Air India headquartered in Kochi, Kerala. It was launched as a low-cost carrier in April 2005 and connects 118 city pairs. Applications have also been invited from Non-Type Rated Experienced Pilots for B 737 NG Aircraft for the post of Trainee Captain, said the report.

Selection Procedure

Candidates will be selected through personal interview, simulator flight proficiency test, pre-employment medical exam and after background verification. Out stationed candidates shall be provided with hotel accommodation during the selection process. Candidates have to email the application form and the relevant documents with the subject line “Non – Type Rated Experienced Pilots for B737- Your Name.” The interview date will be intimated to shortlisted candidates, it said.

Air India Express is an Indian low-cost airline headquartered in Kochi, Kerala. It is operated by Air India Express Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Indian flag carrier airline Air India. The aviation company operates around 550 flights per week to 30 destinations including the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

Air India Express was established on April 29,  2005, with the introduction of three flights that took off simultaneously from Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode. The airline was launched as a low-cost carrier (LCC) with the objective of providing convenient connectivity, to short-haul international routes, in the Middle East and Southeast Asia for the Indian expatriate community. Air India Express was Air India’s response to the growing popularity of LCCs worldwide and in the region. Being an LCC, the airline operates point-to-point flights with multiple hubs all over India.

In December 2012, Air India ratified the proposal to move the headquarters to Kochi in January 2013 and for establishing a new MRO base at Thiruvananthapuram. On September 3, 2016, the company announced that it had earned a net profit for the first time since inception.

According to the accounts placed and approved by the airline’s Board of Directors, the airline made a net profit of Rs.361.68 crore in FY 2015-16 against a loss of Rs. 61 crore logged in FY 2014-15. In the FY 2015-16, the airline witnessed a passenger load factor of 82.3% against 81.4% in the previous year, while average daily aircraft utilisation rose to 11.3 hours from 10.8 hours. The airline carried around 2.80 million passengers against 2.62 million carried in the last year.

On November 9, 2018, the airline posted a net profit of Rs.262 crore, the third consecutive year that it reported a profit. The Air India Express has been registering an operating profit for the last five years and earned a net profit for the first time in 2015-16.

Air India Express focuses on providing international flights from Tier-II cities in India to the Middle East and South East Asia. The airline flies to 30 destinations as of January 2018 with a primary hub located at Cochin International Airport in Kochi.

On the domestic front, the airline operates from the states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Maharastra.

Image source: Air India Express website.

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