‘Go First’s misery can be Air India's gain': Air India may open doors for Go First's crew
Go First has about 800 cockpit crew and about 2,000 cabin crew. The bankruptcy proceedings has put the careers of Go First crew members at risk.
After low-cost airline Go First filed for bankruptcy proceedings, Tata Sons- owned Air India may hire Go First cabin and cockpit crew as part of its mega expansion plans. Air India had placed a historic order for about 500 aircraft recently and is looking for crew members to handle operations.
Go First currently has around 50 aircraft in its fleet, with 50 per cent grounded due to engine outages. However, it has about 800 cockpit crew and about 2,000 cabin crew. The bankruptcy proceedings has put the careers of Go First crew members at risk.
Air India currently has a total of around 120 aircraft and 1,800 pilots for wide-body and narrow-body. Similarly, Air India has a cabin crew strength of around 4,000. Air India is also looking for Narrow Body Pilots and for expansion plans, 1,000 pilots are required on an immediate basis. Air India looks out for 600 additional cabin crew every quarter, according to news agency ANI.
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