Qatar Airways is advertising for cabin crew positions, with more staff likely to be needed ahead of hopefully busy rest of the year.
However, the roles are only open on a rehire basis to former cabin crew members that it had previously let go amid the coronavirus pandemic. At this time, it looks like the deadline for applications is July 24th.
As the airline industry looks to prepare for what it hopes will be a summer of recovery, Qatar Airways is making preparations of its own. The Qatari flag carrier and oneworld member now has a listing on its careers website titled ‘Rejoining Qatar Airways Cabin Crew | 2021.’ These positions have been set aside for employees that the airline previously had to let go.
Such cuts have been widespread since the onset of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has decimated passenger demand and, subsequently, airline schedules. This, in turn, has forced carriers worldwide to make layoffs to save money in an unpredictable market.
However, Qatar Airways is now hopeful for a more stable future. Indeed, last month, it also began rehiring pilots ahead of planned schedule increases.
As it stands, Qatar Airways plans to allow applications to come in until July 24th. However, high-demand listings in the travel sector can sometimes close early if they prove particularly popular.
While it is impossible to know, this may prove to be the case here, with the airline’s former cabin crew surely desperately eager to return to the skies to do what they love.
In the listing for the Doha-based role, Qatar Airways takes time to acknowledge its achievements amid the health crisis and the commitment of its staff, calling itself “an airline that has never stopped flying and remained resilient throughout the pandemic.”