Air India has selected a total of 534 candidates to induct them into the airline as part of its plan to hire 800 additional cabin staff, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma said in Rajya Sabha today.
The selection process of the 534 candidates for the cabin crew positions has been undertaken through two recruitment exercise, Sharma said in reply to a question in the Upper House.
Replying to another question, the Minister said the carrier had till May 1 this year removed a total of 272 cabin crew by terminating their services , voluntary retirement and resignation for indiscipline.
In reply to another question, he said that the airline continuously monitor the market developments and conducts various route studies to plan operations to new destinations keeping in view the availability of resources and commercial viability of the operations.
He also said Air India, which currently operates flight services to Newark, New York and Chicago in the United States, has not finalised any new destination in that country.