With ambitions to hire up to 4,200 new flight attendants and 900 new pilots in 2023 alone, Air India is on a hiring rampage.
The airline announced on Friday that it will need to significantly increase its workforce in order to keep up with a very ambitious expansion and transformation strategy that aims to elevate the struggling carrier to the same level as rival airlines like Emirates and Qatar Airways.
Local conglomerate Tata & Sons launched Air India in 1932, and for the next fifty years, it was owned by the government. Tata repurchased the ailing airline in 2022, and the new owners of Air India now have plans to fully revamp the company.
Tata has only been granted five years to turn around Air India’s financial situation, and the centerpiece of its plans is an ambitious expansion and refurbishment of its aircraft fleet. The airline officially acknowledged last week that it has signed agreements for up to 540 new aircraft with Airbus and Boeing.
Air India will still see its fleet grow by an astonishing 427 aircraft because to the multibillion-dollar negotiations with Airbus and Boeing, even if it completely replaces all 113 of its current aircraft.
If its ambitions come to fruition, Air India will have to significantly increase its personnel to keep up with its growth.