China Airlines seeking flight attendants for NT$65,000

Taipei--China Airlines (CAL, ??), one of the leading international carriers in Taiwan, is seeking more than 70 flight attendants, as the airline is expanding its global flight network.

CAL is scheduled to launch a recruitment campaign in June to hire 74 flight attendants who are Taiwan nationals, the carrier said, adding that the starting average monthly salary for new employees is expected to be NT$65,000 (US$2,152).

In additional to the salary, the carrier said that its flight attendants will be guaranteed annual leave of 123 days and enjoy discounts on CAL flight tickets.

CAL said that people seeking openings will be able to sign up on the carrier's website starting from late May, and recruitment information will be available on the website at that time.

According to CAL, eligible candidates for the jobs should hold a university degree or higher with a score of no less than 550 points in the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) or other proof for their ability to master the English language.

The 74 newcomers will receive training for nine weeks and will start work from October, CAL said.

The carrier said that it is also planning to hire about 80 pilots this year. There was no information provided by the carrier on salary figures for the new pilots.

CAL is gearing up to expand its global network by enlarging its fleet. The carrier received its 10th 777-300ER and four Airbus A350s in 2016, and will take delivery of an additional six A350s by the end of this year.

So far, CAL has assigned the new aircraft to serve non-stop flights from Taipei to Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Vienna and Rome. In addition, the new aircraft are expected to be assigned to the route to London, which will resume services in the fourth quarter of this year.

Rival EVA Airways (EVA Air ??), meanwhile, said that it has launched a recruitment campaign to seek about 100 ground service employees. Online registration will continue until May 22.

The new ground service staffers are expected to start their employment in August or September to boost the carrier's workforce, as EVA Air is also expanding its services.

Later this year, EVA Air will take delivery of seven Boeing 777-300ERs and four A330-300s. As a result, the number of fights to North America is expected to rise to 88 per week at the end of this year from the current 80.

In 2018, EVA Air will receive a Boeing Dreamliner, the first of its kind in Taiwan's aviation industry.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel