Air Italy Seeks More Staff to Match Airline Expansion

Air Italy is set to open up another 5 new vacancies across its business within the month of September.

This brings the total number of new jobs added across the entire airline over the past six months since the launch of the rebrand to 58.

Of this total of 58 new jobs, 53 have been created in Italy and 5 abroad.

“These new positions have created a multitude of new opportunities for existing, former and new staff across Air Italy’s network, and as the airline continues to grow, due to the ongoing arrival of new aircraft and the opening of new destinations around the world, this stream of job opportunities is set to continue,” said Chief Operating Officer, Neil Mills.

“Air Italy is undergoing a major transformation project, which will take it from being a small regional charter-focused airline into a medium-size international full-service carrier with its hub in Malpensa.

“This will involve a major headcount growth across the entire business, specially for pilots, cabin crews, engineers and technicians, along with all the indirect jobs, for example in catering and handling.

“Already in 2018, the growth will go well beyond 100 ground staff and we are currently working to develop the detailed budget of new hiring for 2019.”

In addition to the new roles that we have already created, Air Italy has also launched a series of training initiatives to help upskill its current workforce, providing them with both career development in Air Italy as well greater long-term career potential.

“All of this is a result of our new business plan which involves a full restructure of the old organization to make it more nimble, flexible, profit-focused and ready for the significant growth that we are planning to undertake over the coming years.”

“Air Italy needs to move forward rapidly, and as a team, therefore, we need to ensure that we have the right staff, that they are suitably motivated, and that we equip them with the right skills to make this business grow and outrun our competitors.

“Business is not about staying still. Business is about constantly adapting to the changing economic landscape and taking advantage of the new opportunities. But to be able to do that, we have to be flexible and appropriately skilled and that is what we are aiming to achieve with our restructuring, recruitment and training.

Over the past six months, Air Italy has taken delivery of five new aircraft and launched three new international destinations, including Bangkok, which had its inaugural flight launch yesterday. Another three aircraft are due to arrive in the final three months of 2018.

As part of the new Air Italy business plan, the airline is renewing its fleet with state-of-the-art Airbus A330-200 and Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, with Air Italy being the only airline in Italy to operate the B737 MAX 8.

The new long-haul routes of New York and Miami began operation in June and already had load factors of over 90% during the summer, and there are similar expectations for Bangkok which was inaugurated yesterday, with Delhi and Mumbai set to launch at the end of October.


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