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Dragonair to Recruit More Cabin Crew to Meet Operational Needs

29 Aug 2010

(HONG KONG) Dragonair announced today that it will recruit another 50 cabin crew for its professional team in order to match manpower needs with recent flight enhancements and the continued growth of the airline. The latest recruitment exercise is in addition to a recruitment day the airline held in June.

A walk-in interview session will be held on 13 September at Dragonair House, adjacent to Hong Kong International Airport. Registration will begin at 9:00am and the interviews will be conducted on a first-come-first-served basis, subject to a quota of 1,200 applicants. (See Appendix for the recruitment advertisement.)

“People are Dragonair’s biggest asset and the key to our success. We care for our staff and it is our goal to provide them with a good working environment together with the support they need. By recruiting another 50 cabin crew we hope to increase the flexibility of manpower arrangements in light of our recent business growth, at the same time ensuring we continue to provide professional, world-class service to our passengers,” said Cecilia Leung, Dragonair General Manager Inflight Services.

Successful candidates will begin a comprehensive seven-week training programme in November that will equip them with the knowledge and skills needed for the Flight Attendant role - including service procedures, safety, security, food and beverage, and aircraft knowledge - to help them deliver the consistently high level of service for which Dragonair is renowned.

“We were very encouraged by the overwhelming response to the recruitment day we held in June, and we believe the upcoming event will enable us to recruit more high-calibre candidates with the right level of passion and commitment,” Ms Leung added.

A total of 72 cabin crew were recruited in June and are now going through intensive training. They are expected to begin inflight duties starting from October this year.

Appendix:
Dragonair Flight Attendant Recruitment Advertisement

HONG KONG DRAGON AIRLINES LTD
FLIGHT ATTENDANT

Dragonair is an award-winning airline and a member of the Cathay Pacific Group. We provide premium services to travellers on a growing network of passenger routes throughout Asia, with a particular focus on Mainland China. The airline has been voted "World's Best Regional Airline" in the international Skytrax 2010 passenger survey. To meet the needs of our expanding operation, we are looking for enthusiastic candidates to fill the following position(s).

WALK-IN INTERVIEW
Date: 13 September 2010
Venue: Dragonair House, 11 Tung Fai Road, Hong Kong International Airport, Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong
Registration: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

(Subject to a quota limit of 1,200 applicants)

Requirements
  • Hong Kong permanent resident holding a passport with the right to live and work in Hong Kong indefinitely
  • Educated to HKCEE standard or equivalent with a pass in English (Syllabus B)
  • Fluency in English and Cantonese is required, Mandarin preferred
  • Knowledge of other Asian languages and dialects is an added advantage
  • Minimum arm-reach of 212cm
  • Previous experience in the service industry is preferred but not essential


Upon registration applicants are required to present their resume.

We offer an attractive remuneration package, generous fringe benefits, as well as free and discounted travel for staff and their eligible family members.