On Friday, Air India, which is owned by Tata Group, announced its plan to hire more than 4,200 cabin crew and 900 pilots in 2023. This move is part of a significant overhaul that saw the airline secure orders for a record 470 jets earlier this month.
After returning to the Tata Group’s ownership last year, Air India, formerly known for its excellent service, underwent a major overhaul to restore its reputation. The airline’s reputation had declined in the mid-2000s due to mounting financial problems.
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Earlier this month, the airline sealed a record-breaking deal with Airbus and Boeing for new planes, with the aim of capitalizing on India’s growing number of passengers and high demand for air travel.
It is pertinent to mention here that in a statement released on Friday, the airline revealed that it had hired more than 1,900 cabin crew members between May 2022 and February 2023.
Sandeep Verma, who heads the airline’s in-flight services, stated that the company is also planning to increase recruitment of pilots and maintenance engineers.
Last month, the airline came under scrutiny when the aviation regulator imposed a penalty on it for its handling of an unruly passenger during one of its flights.
As part of its investigation, Air India removed one pilot and four cabin crew from their duties.