Looking for Job Opportunities in Aviation Industry? Malaysia Airlines is Hiring!

February 23, 20189:20 am1661 views

One of Asia’s largest carriers, Malaysia Airlines Berhad is reportedly in hiring mode this year, after it cut about one-third of its workforce as part of the company’s restructuring move. The national carrier is looking for cabin crew, as stated on its website’s career section. It also has 11 job openings for other positions, such as analyst, captain, first officer, fleet manager, airline security, and customer service trainee.

Since the beginning of this year, Malaysia Airlines has conducted three job fairs for cabin crew recruitment in three places across the country, including Penang, Melaka, and Pahang. The fourth recruitment drive was recently hold in Petaling Jaya, Selangor on Saturday (Feb 10).

The company said that current recruitment drive is meant to fulfil the airline’s operational needs as it keeps expanding its network and fleet size. Since 2016, the airline has developed its network by opening up to several destinations and increasing flight frequency, while up-gauging its services to wide-body operations.

“Malaysia Airlines continues to fly up to 40,000 passengers daily as a result of a significant increase in the number of flights operated by the national airline,” it said.

However, the organisation did not state about the number of people it is seeking to recruit, or whether it has plan to rehire ex-employees who were laid off in 2015, The Edge Markets reports.

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Malaysia Airlines announced on December last year that its network expansion was on track, introducing two new international routes in the third quarter of 2017 including to Chongqing (China) and Surabaya (Indonesia). In June this year, the airline will resume the Kuala Lumpur-Brisbane route, which was suspended in 2015, will add frequencies to Adelaide and Perth.

As part of its five year recovery plan, Malaysia Airlines shed 6,000 people from its 20,000 employees and cut 30 percent of its routes in August 2015 to focus on more profitable domestic and regional routes. This move was taken as a response to the delisting of Malaysian Airline System Bhd from Bursa Malaysia on Dec 31, 2014.

Creating leaner workforce was among the new Malaysia Airlines’ management to climb its way to bring more profits in 2018. However, Khazanah Nasional Bhd managing director Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar said last month that the turnaround is slightly delayed, thus the airline could expect to see the profits only by the end of 2019.

Under the recovery plan, Malaysia Airlines’ parent Khazanah was also to inject RM6 billion to revive the airline and it was reported that the sovereign wealth fund had disbursed RM4.4 billion so far.

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