Many of our aspiring cabin crew are looking forward to a bright 2019! To many of them, it is a chance to turn their flying dreams into a reality. For some too, it is another chance to earn their wings after numerous turn-downs and rejections during the past year. Indeed, air travel is growing and the need for more cabin crew is definitely going up.
We now run down a list of airlines that our aspiring cabin crew have to watch out for. Just to make it clear, we are NOT necessarily saying that they WILL be hiring, all we are saying is they MAY or MAY NOT, so it's best to keep an eye on these airlines. This is also our chance to prepare for upcoming open days, interviews, and recruitment days. No official announcement from them have been made as of this moment but just keep an eye on them.
1. Philippine Airlines and PAL Express - They are taking delivery of more aircraft and are opening more destinations this 2019. Hence, there is a huge possibility that they may hire more cabin crew. Though no official announcement have been made, it's best that we prepare for this in advance. Notice also that we have been attending recent PAL cabin crew graduations?
2. Cebu Pacific and CebGo - They hire all year round so definitely they will continue to hire this 2019, especially that they are bound to take delivery of 32 Airbus A321NEOs beginning 2019. This may include more destinations and more hubs. Normally, Cebu Pacific accepts cabin crew walk-in applicants on Mondays and Tuesdays. We are unsure if this will continue in 2019 but one thing is certain, there is a huge possibility, though no official announcement has been made yet by the airline. Just watch-out for them.
3. Air Asia - The airline held numerous cabin crew recruitment days this 2018 and as they expand their operations, we are expecting them to hold more this 2019. Philippines Air Asia alone held more than four open days during the incumbent year and we are predicting that they will hold more this coming year. Question is if the opening will be Philippine based or based elsewhere but anyhow, watch out for Air Asia open days this coming year!
4. Delta - They recently announced that they will be hiring around 1,000 flight attendants this coming year, so this needs no further explanation. Just prepare yourself though. Acceptance rate is at 1% only out of the total number of applicants based on the 2018 numbers. This won't be an easy thing.
5. Saudia - Though they were not able to hire that much from the Philippines just this 2018, we are predicting that they will be taking in more Filipino cabin crew this 2019 via their official recruitment agency, IPAMS. With other Middle East carriers that continues to hire more cabin crew, we feel that Saudia will follow suit and hire more Filipinas as their flight attendants. IPAMS though continues to accept walk-in applicants but we still have to wait for an official announcement from them. We suggest not to wait for an announcement though, just head out to IPAMS and attend their pre-screening for Saudia.
6. Qatar Airways - After holding about 6 cabin crew recruitment events in Manila this past year, we are pretty sure that 2019 will be no different. Qatar Airways usually tours different countries to hold cabin crew recruitment days which are pretty much well attended and in the Philippines, more than a thousand hopefuls usually line-up to take an opportunity of a lifetime to be their flight attendant. IPAMS is the official recruitment agency of Qatar Airways in the Philippines. Watch out for their announcement but better start preparing soon.
7. Emirates - This past year, their job opening for Filipinas was for Cabin Service Assistant. Our prediction is that they will be hiring Filipina flight attendants this coming 2019 through their official Manila recruitment agency IPAMS. So always check back at the Emirates careers and IPAMS websites.
8. Vietjet - The Vietnam-based airline recently held their first ever cabin crew recruitment day just late this year and we are predicting that they will be back for more this 2019, knowing that they about a hundred more aircraft in order. So to all who attended Vietjet's first recruitment day but did not make it, our take is they may be back for another one this coming year.
So to all our aspirants, there is no need to wait for an official announcement from these airlines before taking action. Take action today by getting yourself prepared. We have tons of articles in this website that may help you get prepared so just go browse through.
Also, preparation does not only entail trying to get through the recruitment process, but also making it through training.
Again, all these above are just our predictions. We could be right and we could be wrong. Nevertheless, it is better to be over prepared than under prepared. We also do highly suggest that you browse through other airline websites and join Facebook groups that announces cabin crew recruitment events.
Note, please do not ask us about any specific dates or details about any cabin crew recruitment events and airline job openings. These are just our predictions and assumptions. You may always contact the aforementioned airlines for more complete details and precise answers.