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Air India gets 72,000 job applications for cabin crew; 1,752 for pilots

The airline's aggressive expansion plan, which has already seen 17 long-grounded aircraft return to the skies with 12 more to follow, necessitates a significant expansion in flying crew

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Deepak Patel New Delhi
Tata Group-owned Air India on Thursday said it has received over 72,000 applications for cabin crew and 1,752 applications for pilots during the last two months.

The airline’s aggressive expansion plan, which has already seen 17 long-grounded aircraft return to the skies with 12 more to follow, necessitates a significant expansion in flying crew, the airline noted.

The airline has recently leased 25 narrow body and five wide body planes and they will join the fleet by 2023-end. Air India currently has 70 narrow body and 43 wide body planes in its fleet. Therefore, the airline's fleet size will increase

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First Published: Oct 20 2022 | 11:20 PM IST

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