Qatar Airways to hire cabin crew and staff as travel demand increases

RECRUITMENT. In the Philippines, Qatar Airways says it aims to hire cabin, lounge and contact center staff for the group’s customer experience department, where the largest number of vacancies currently exist. / Qatar AirwaysFacebook

AFTER experiencing a slowdown over the past two years, Qatar Airways Group is beginning to position itself for a recovery in air travel demand by hiring a significant number of new employees from the Philippines to support its global operations over the coming months.

From April 18, 2022, the airline is looking to rebuild its workforce to near pre-pandemic levels as the network continues to expand.

In the Philippines, the airline said it was aiming to hire cabin, lounge and contact center staff for the group’s customer experience department, where the highest number of vacancies currently exist.

The Philippine recruiting campaign will represent an important segment of the airline’s total global recruiting exercise, the airline said in a statement.

“We are delighted to be able to expand our team with this recruiting exercise in the Philippines, as we excel in our recovery in the global aviation sector while creating employment opportunities for the Philippine market,” said Rossen Dimitrov. , director of customer experience at Qatar Airways.

“We are also open to any collaboration to support the resumption of tourism in the Philippines, and are already planning a series of activities to help with the reopening,” he added.

Dimitrov said there are quite a large number of Filipino employees at Qatar Airways and that makes up a large portion of our overall cabin crew population.

Recruitment schedule, benefits

Qatar Airways will organize a recruitment campaign in the key cities of Manila, Clark, Cebu and Davao. Interested candidates can start applying for positions online through the Qatar Airways career page and learn more about the Philippines recruitment drive at

Recruitment roadshows will begin in Manila from April 18-21 while roadshows in Cebu, Clark and Davao will be scheduled in the coming weeks.

“With Cebu being one of our existing gateways in the Philippines that we fly to, it will naturally be a target city for our recruitment drive,” Dimitrov said, in an email interview.

Qatar Airways staff can enjoy competitive tax-free income, including accommodation, allowances and transportation for work, as well as the pride of flying with the only airline in the world to win the award six times. best airline in the world.

Moreover, the Doha-based airline is optimistic about the gradual return of leisure and business travel, following the reopening of borders in the Asia-Pacific and Southeast Asia region. In fact, the airline is already seeing the return of leisure bookings and, eventually, the steady return of business travel.

“We remain confident that business travel will return steadily, constrained by entry restrictions rather than consumer confidence. We know business travelers are eager to get back to business as usual, particularly for support the customer relationships and in-person interactions that are critical to business success as the global economy recovers,” Dimitrov said.

“Our strategy is simple – leisure and business travelers choose Qatar Airways because they know they can count on us to get them where they need to be with one of the world’s largest networks and with the “service excellence, cutting-edge product and biosecurity standards that they expect. We are also maintaining our flexible booking policy, knowing that pandemic situations can be unpredictable and our passengers would like peace of mind with their bookings” , he added.

Flight schedules in PH

Qatar Airways flies Manila – Doha, 17 times a week; Clark-Doha, seven times a week; and Cebu-Doha, four times a week.

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Qatar Airways operated a flight between Davao and Doha once a week via Clark. But the route is currently on hold and the airline is monitoring demand to resume the route “when the time is right”.

On the other hand, it launched its Cebu route in July 2020 at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“It should be noted that unlike most international airlines which ceased operations during the pandemic, Qatar Airways is one of the very few airlines that has never ceased flying,” Dimitrov said.

When asked if the airline plans to add more routes to the Philippines, the senior airline official said it is still monitoring the route’s demand and will adjust the frequency accordingly.

“We will announce whenever there is an increase in the number of flights, but for now I think we are meeting local demand,” he said.