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Air India recruits 365 cabin crew, to hire 435 more

National carrier Air India has picked 365 candidates this year while the recruitment exercise is under way for filling up 435 vacancies to tackle <g data-gr-id="24">shortage</g> of cabin crew, Parliament was informed on Tuesday.

However, there has been no impact of the cabin crew shortage at Air India on the flight schedules, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said. “Keeping in view the attrition rate of cabin crew and future induction of aircraft, two recruitment exercises to <g data-gr-id="29">induct</g> cabin crew have been undertaken,” Raju said in a written reply to a Rajya Sabha question.

The first recruitment exercise was completed in January 2015 and a total of 365 candidates were selected as Experienced Cabin Crew/Trainee Cabin Crew, he said. In respect of the second 
recruitment exercise, <g data-gr-id="47">advertisement</g> for filling up residual 435 vacancies for trainee cabin crew has been issued on March 25 and the last date for application was April 4, the Minister added. To a question as to whether the national carrier has been unable to maintain its schedules due to <g data-gr-id="26">shortage</g> of cabin crew, the Minister replied in the negative.

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