Taipei, March 6 (CNA) Local carriers will recruit more flight attendants during the first half of this year in order to meet the demand generated by an increasing number of regional flights, the carriers announced Tuesday.
China Airlines (CAL), the largest carrier in Taiwan, is set to hire 150 flight attendants in May, while EVA Airways, the nation's second-largest air carrier, is recruiting 300 flight attendants in late March or early April, according to the companies.
In addition, Taiwan-based Mandarin Airlines, a subsidiary of CAL, is recruiting 15 new employees on March 10-11.
TransAsia Airways, a midsized Taiwanese carrier scheduled to offer more flights in Asia, will hire 70 new crew members in early April, its largest recruitment in three years.
Entry requirements for the four airlines are similar, with a domestic or foreign college degree being necessary, as well as a Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) score of 550 or the equivalent of an intermediate level in the General English Proficiency Test (GEPT).
Meanwhile, job seekers who are fluent in Japanese, Korean or in a Chinese dialect will be given a relevant language test, according to the carriers.
The recruitment drives are seen as being a result of an aviation pact signed between Taiwan and Japan at the end of 2011, soon-to-be-inaugurated direct flight services between Taipei International Airport and Gimpo Airport in the Korean capital of Seoul and an increasing number of cross-Taiwan Strait flights.
(By Wang Shu-fen and Hanna Liu)