Cathay Pacific Airlines - Prepare to Let Your Career Fly... with an an airline that aims to be the best

Cathay Pacific Airlines is an international Hong Kong based and registered airline providing passenger air services and dedicated cargo to more than 110 destinations around the world.

The Company was founded in 1946 and now along with its subsidiaries and associates employs more than 20,000 staff based in Hong Kong. Cathay Pacific is the major shareholder in the all cargo carrier AHK Air Hong Kong Limited, who fly freight services throughout the Asia region. AHK Air Hong Kong Limited is also a share holder in Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Limited.

Cathay Pacific airlines is a founding member of the oneworld global alliance whose combined network serves over 700 destinations worldwide.

oneworld® has 12 member airlines and as an entity has won "best airline alliance" awards than any other group namely:

Global Traveler's Best Airline Alliance 2010

World Travel Awards' Leading Airline Alliance 2010 and

World Airline Awards' Best Airline Alliance 2010

2016 updates of awards for Cathay Pacific are:

2016 January - inflight Sales Person of the Year - Inflight Sales People of the Year – Champion - Product Knowledge category – Gold - The world’s new leading airline in terms of its safety record - The Most Favorite Airlines Award

2016 January - Team Award (Internal Support Service) – Silver - Individual Award (Internal Support Service) – Bronze - Individual Award (Counter Service) – Merit - Touching Moments Contest (Video) - Top 3

2016 February - Best Presented First Class Wine List

2016 March Airline category

2016 July - World's Best First Class Airline Lounge - World's Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness

2016 September - Best Airline Premium Economy Class, Best Frequent Flyer Programme - Best Airline Lounge in Asia Pacific

Cathays Vision is to be the world’s best airline. Being the best means that they always strive to excel in everything they do. Their dynamic team provides the highest quality service so that their customers are happy they chose Cathay Pacific.

Flight Attendants for Cathay Pacific Airlines

To be employed as a flight attendant with Cathay means in the eyes of the company that you are a very special person. Like all airlines, when in uniform you become an ambassador of the Company. Naturally you are expected to be a safety expert and at the same time a caregiver to all you meet with and carry as passengers. A flight attendant career with Cathay Pacific will take you almost anywhere in the world on fleet of some 126 aircraft. (This was at the time of writing, December 2010, and additionally the company had 14 aircraft on order)

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The Cathay Pacific fleet according to consists of follow aircraft:

47 x Boeing 747-400

35 x Boeing 777-200 and 300

12 x Airbus Industrie 340-300

32 x Airbus Industrie 330-300

The focus of being a Flight Attendant with Cathay Pacific airlines is safety and customer service. In reality that means that training school will be intensive 5-weeks of training.

With class study always a constant, practical sessions take place in an aircraft mock-up between all the theory. You will work as a team and each team must not only perform routine technical and safety procedures prior to every flight but you will also be heavily involved with all passenger-service related tasks to not only ensure the flight is fully catered and secure before take-off but so too that you can practise dealing with all kinds of passenger-service situations.

Yes this includes competency in all emergency procedures to ensure absolute competency should this situation arise.

As you go through ground school you develop the skills to think on your feet, be sensitive to the needs of others, and be quick to turn problems into opportunities. You’ll work in a multicultural team environment and subsequently develop long-lasting friendships with colleagues from all over the world.

NOTE: Understand that training school will be ‘full on’ but this is truly a great time for many.

Cathay Pacific airlines want you to be able provide "Service Straight From the Heart" which is said to mean, ‘Always responding to passengers in a warm, friendly and professional manner.’

It means being a consummate professional with a smile whenever you deal with your passengers be that at 3am in the morning, working on your birthday, on weekends, over the Christmas break or any of the other times that the general public take holidays.

The flip side of course is the lifestyle that you lead because of it.

Cathay Pacific Airlines invite committed and enthusiastic individuals to join their professional team of Flight Attendants and two positions are available for either Flight Attendant Malaysia or Flight Attendant Hong Kong.

The requirements for the position of ‘Flight Attendant (Malaysia)’ based in Hong Kong are:

Citizen of Malaysia 

Minimum age of 18 

High school graduate or above (completion of SPM/GCE ‘O’ Level or equivalent, including a Pass in English) 

Fluent in speaking and reading English, and one of the following languages: Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin or Tamil. A third language is preferable 

Polished interpersonal skills with a positive and customer-oriented attitude 

Previous experience in the service industry is preferable 

A minimum arm-reach of 208cm and physical fitness to pass the pre-employment medical assessment

The requirements for the position of ‘Flight Attendant (Hong Kong based)’ are:

Permanent Hong Kong resident status

Minimum age of 18 

Minimum of Grade E in 5 HKCEE subjects (including Level 2 or above in English Language), or equivalent 

Fluency in English and Cantonese is required, Mandarin preferred 

Polished interpersonal skills with a positive and customer-oriented attitude 

Previous experience in the service industry is preferable 

A minimum arm-reach of 208cm and physical fitness to pass the pre-employment medical assessment

Malaysian applicants are asked to apply via email
Hong Kong applicants are asked to apply online 

(You are required to create an on-line CV profile)

Cathay Pacific Careers TIPS:

“By creating a CV Profile with an up-to-date CV, you can build an extensive Skills Profile that will increase your value to recruiters searching for a specific skill set, create Job Search Agents that will do the searching for you and much more.”

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