Written by Mond Ortiz
It is never too late to be a cabin crew. A study shows that from 2019 to 2036, the world will need 914,000 airline cabin crew where 881,000 are from the commercial aviation industry and 33,000 will come from the business or general aviation. Out of that number, 327,000 will come from the Asia-Pacific region. This means that we will see more Asia-Pacific based airlines hire more cabin crew 17 years from now.
A study from Boeing shows that Asia-Pacific airlines will need 327,000 cabin crew, 194,000 will come from Europe, 176,000 will come from North America, 104,000 from the Middle East, 53,000 from Latin America, 30,000 from Russia and Central Asia. This huge demand is brought by the airlines refining their business models with personalized offerings to specific market segments.
Other factors that is causing the demand for cabin crew to rise are denser seat configurations particularly from low-cost airlines, aircraft up-gauging, and multiple cabin configurations. Presently, premium economy is beginning to be more popular nowadays and first class is being phased out by some airlines. Asia-Pacific airlines also account for 40% of future aircraft orders.
Airlines continue to further invest a huge amount of money on the training, development, and grooming of their cabin crew such as scenario-based training facilities like 3D technology and mobile applications.
We also expect the rise of more cabin crew schools and education systems in the Philippines in the upcoming years. It is indeed never too late to be a cabin crew.