Posted on May 20th, 2009
Despite the global economic downturn which has cut international tourists arrivals by 8 percent in the first two months of the year, Cebu Pacific is looking to hire 250 more female flight attendants as it continues its plan of expansion.
Candice Iyog, vice president for marketing of Cebu Pacific said, â€œOur continued domestic and international expansion and rapidly growing passenger base require us to hire and train more cabin attendants.â€
The applicants that they are looking for, according to Iyog, should be at lest five-foot-three, with ranging from 18 to 25, with good eyesight and a pleasing personality. She said â€œthey have to exemplify Cebu Pacificâ€™s fun, reliable and high quality service.â€ Applications can be submitted at the Cebu Pacific Training and Development Center on Domestic Road, Pasay City.
Presently, the airline company has a fleet of 10 A319 and 11 A320 Airbus aircraft and eight turbo-prop ATR 72c. This year, they are expecting to take delivery of two more ATR aircraft, which will allow it to open more inter-island routes
As for the swine flu-scare, the Department of Tourism said there has been no cancellation of tour packages to the Philippines, because the country remains free from the swine flu that killed 79 people and infected almost 10,000 others in more than 40 countries. The department said, â€œThere has been no reported case of influenza A (H1N1) in the Philippines, and it thus declared as an H1N1-free destination.â€
Travelers coming to the country are all screened with thermal scanners to detect their body temperatures. For travelers exhibiting flu symptoms, special isolation areas have been set for them. Likewise, seaports and other airports serving chartered flights, have not been spared from having tighter security measures.
The A/H1N1 or swine flu scare has already affected the tourism industry, not just in the Philippines, but in other countries as well. This has been confirmed by the World Tourism Organization, who expects that international tourism would decline by between 2 percent and 3 percent this year.