New Zealand’s flag airline, Air New Zealand, is continuing its cabin crew recruiting campaign in order to meet the expected travel demand as the country prepares to reopen its international borders by the end of February 2022.
According to the Flight Attendants Association, nearly 200 Air New Zealand crew members who had temporary work arrangements have now signed permanent contracts.
Permanent regional cabin crew positions are also available at the airline’s Napier, Nelson, New Plymouth, and Tauranga bases.
Nikki Dines, Air New Zealand’s chief people officer, told local media that the newly established permanent positions were for the existing crew who had been with the company on fixed-term contracts and had been flying during the pandemic.
When the border opened and international traffic resumed, the airline was recruiting for its domestic network and seeking possibilities for the existing domestic crew to switch to widebody planes, she added.
“Any external recruitment will be driven by network demand and a relaxation of international border settings which we expect will then allow us to start welcoming back some of our previous crew members who were sadly impacted by Covid-19,” Dines said.
The airline lists 56 job openings on its website, ranging from flight attendant to software engineer.
Job applicants must be able to live and work continuously in New Zealand, and a minimum of two years of customer service experience is preferred, according to the website.