CebuPac in hiring mode; ZestAir ties up with AAG

By Lawrence Agcaoili, The Philippine Star

Posted at Aug 24 2012 09:44 AM | Updated as of Aug 24 2012 10:18 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Low cost carrier Cebu Air Inc. (Cebu Pacific) of taipan John Gokongwei is on a hiring mode with the delivery of its additional aircraft while Zest Airways Inc. of Ambassador Alfredo Yao has tied up with global aviation training services provider Alpha Aviation Group (AAG) Philippines for the training of the airline’s pilots.

Cebu Pacific announced yesterday that it has opened 200 more positions available for pilots, cabin crew, and technical and non-technical support crew in time for the delivery of two brand-new Airbus A320 later this year, and seven more aircraft next year.

Candice Iyog, vice president for marketing and distribution of Cebu Pacific, said the airline is expanding rapidly in the country as it currently operates 10 Airbus A319, 21 Airbus A320 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft.

“CEB continues to open its doors to dynamic and qualified individuals who wish to be part of the Cebu Pacific family. With our expansion plans in the Asia-Pacific region, CEB remains committed to providing high-paying jobs, a fun work environment and unlimited travel benefits to even more people,” Iyog stressed.

In its 16th year of operations, CEB has flown over 65 million passengers. It provides access to the most extensive network in the Philppines, with 32 domestic and 19 international destinations.

Between 2012 and 2021, Cebu Pacific would take delivery of 21 Airbus A320 and 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft orders. It is slated to begin long-haul services in the third quarter of 2013, with the arrival of 4 Airbus A330 aircraft from 2013 to 2014.

Meanwhile, ZestAir has tied up with global aviation training services provider Alpha Aviation Group (AAG) Philippines to train the airline’s pilots.

ZestAir and AAG have signed an agreement for a long-term training partnership wherein the airline’s pilots would undergo all their Airbus A320 training requirements starting September.