As Jet Airways prepares to restart operations this year, the inclusive hiring policies are already in place and being executed at full pace. The company, on Sunday, said that during the initial phase Jet will fly with female cabin crew members and start hiring male crew members only when it reaches a certain scale.
According to a report carried out by Business Standard, the company spokesperson said, “The airline earlier proudly operated with a mixed cabin crew, and we will resume that and hire male crew once we get to a certain scale. It should be noted that it will be one of the very few airlines in India that hire male crew, as we believe that it is the right thing to do.”
The company further added that this initial phase of hiring women is just an experiment to “simplify and optimize rostering and training and layover (overnight stay) costs and crew ratios while we are still subscale and our crew requirements are limited and is also reflective of the cabin crew applicant pool which is predominantly female.” The spokesperson added that Jet Airways will continue to hire based on a gender-neutral policy as it used to do earlier.
According to the statement, many of the candidates had worked with the airline when it was operational before its last take off in April 2019.