About 600 workers who were caught in the restructuring of Malaysia Airlines are offered employement with another Malaysian carrier, Malindo Air.
Chief Executive Officer of Malindo Air Chandran Rama Muthy explaned that they are specifically looking for cabin pilots and other cabin crew members, but also for different positions both in the air and for ground operations. Chandran also said that Malindo had job openings in other areas (not flight-related) such as marketing and call center.
Here is what Malindo Air CEO said to reporters this Thursday at the launch of his company’s in-flight services (including mobile phone and WiFI services) at the klia2 terminal of Kuala Lumpur International Airport:
We prefer to take in ex-MAS employees because they are already equipped with the necessary skills and can help our airline expand further.
He also said that several former officers of Malaysia Airlines have applied for job openings from Malindo Air.
20,000 MAS Staff Terminated, 14,000 Awaiting Jobs at MAS Bhd
Earlier this week, it was revealed that all 20,000 employees of Malaysia Airlines received termination notices. However, they will not all leave the national airline at once, but rather in stages. This should take the next couple of months and will coincide with the restructuring of MAS into Malaysia Airlines Berhard.
This Monday, MAS Bhd offered jobs to 14,000 former employees of Malaysia Airlines.
The national carrier of Malaysia was facing heavy financial problems in recent years and had to restructure. Things were made even worse when two of its aircrafts crashed last year.
On 8th March, MAS flight number MH370 disapeared at a yet unknown location somewhere inSouth China Sea with 227 passengers and 12 crew members on board. The search for the plane continues to this day.
On 17th July, MAS flight MH17, flying from Amsterdam Airport Schipol for Kuala Lumpur International Airport was shot down above Ukraine during local conflicts there. All 298 people (283 passengers and 15 crew) are dead.