Hiring is focused on attracting talent for much-needed frontline passenger service positions and newly created roles in innovation and technology.
Changi Airport Group (CAG) is looking to fill 6,600 jobs to power Singapore's travel recovery, the Group announced in its in-house publication Changi Journeys this week.
The jobs comprise both professional, manager, executive and technician (PMET) roles, and non-PMET roles, whereby hiring, CAG said, is "focused on attracting talent for much-needed frontline passenger service positions, and newly created roles in innovation and technology," such as ground handler at SATS, quality assurance coordinator at dnata, and airport emergency service (AES) officer for Changi Airport.
The airport and its partners have affirmed they are offering "market competitive salaries, incentives", as well as have highlighted the opportunity for better career prospects with 'redesigned' roles through training and digitalisation. With this, the employers hope not only to attract new staff, but also provide a "deep sense of purpose and meaning that a career in aviation offers".
The publication added that recently monthly passenger numbers "had crossed one million for the first time in two years". With such a growth rate keeping up, "Changi is expected to recover more than half of its pre-COVID passenger volume in 2022".
Separately, in another article, the Group said that the airport handled 1.14mn passenger movements in March 2022, and the recent crossing of the one-million mark "for the first time" since March 2020 compares well to the 1.6mn passenger movements in March 2020. It added that the latest number was 20.3% of March 2019’s traffic.
Breaking the statistic down further, for the first quarter of 2022, aircraft movements, CAG said, reached 36,200 with 2.56mn passenger movements registered (which is 15.6% of pre-COVID-19 levels). "Europe registered 426,000 passenger movements, while the Americas clocked 122,000 movements, bringing the tally to 33.9% and 52.7% of pre-COVID-19 levels respectively".
That said, CAG revealed that the top five passenger markets were Australia, India, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia, while the top five city links were Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Melbourne, Jakarta, and London.
In that same period, "airfreight movements totalled 458,000 tonnes during the first three months of 2022 to reach 93% of pre-Covid-19 levels. Supply chain disruptions arising from the COVID-19 situation in Changi’s key cargo markets as well as geopolitical tensions impacted air cargo traffic, especially in March," shared in the article.
As such, the top five air cargo markets for the quarter were China, Australia, Hong Kong, United States of America (USA), and Japan.
Lim Ching Kiat, Managing Director for Air Hub Development, Changi Airport Group said: "The further relaxation of travel restrictions since the beginning of April is a positive development for the Changi air hub and we are encouraged by the continued uptick in passenger traffic. The re-opening of travel gives airlines the confidence to launch new routes and restart services. We continue to work closely with our trade partners to stimulate travel and support them in rebuilding Changi’s connectivity."
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