Around 800 people were interviewed Sunday for flight attendant jobs with Tigerair Taiwan, a budget airline that is a joint venture between Tigerair Singapore and Taiwan's China Airlines (CAL).
The 800 interviewees were selected from among 1,100 applicants for the 50 openings for flight attendants with Japanese and Korean language ability, the airline said.
Following Sunday's preliminary interviews, a second round will be held Sept. 24-25 and the successful applicants will begin work next year, Tigerair Taiwan said.
Apart from the language prerequisite, the other requirements for the job include an ability to cope with stress and to work as a team, according to the carrier, which is conducting its 10th round of flight attendant recruitment since its establishment in December 2013.
The latest recruitment followed the launch in May of Tigerair Taiwan services to Daegu, South Korea and an announcement of plans by the carrier to expand its fleet of aircraft.
The budget carrier currently operates 17 international routes in the Asian region, including 11 from the Taoyuan and Kaohsiung airports in Taiwan to Japan.
It will become the lone budget airline in Taiwan next month, as the only other local low-cost carrier V Air has said it will close business on Oct. 1.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel