Cebu Pacific announced (07-Feb-2011) its largest recruitment campaign to date with the aim to hire 75 Airbus and ATR pilots, 200 cabin crew, 10 mechanics and engineers, and 20 ground support crew in the fields of cargo, airport services, accounting, information systems and human resources. VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog said: "It is an exciting and fun time for the airline, as it proceeds with its expansion plans and takes delivery of 20 more brand-new Airbus A320 aircraft from 2011-2014.” The carrier has received four new A320 aircraft since Oct-2010. [more]
Cebu Pacific seeks 75 pilots, 200 cabin crew to support expansion plans
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