Aspiring cabin crew applicants flocked to Indiana Aerospace University’s (IAU) Aerospacers’ Hall with high hopes to fly for the country’s flag carrier, PAL Express. Supervised by Mr. Leonides V. Peña, AVP Director of In-flight Services and Training Department, the recruitment by PAL Express was aimed at hiring more cabin crew personnel owing to the airliner’s unprecedented demand. “There is a need to hire more cabin crews”, says Mr. Peňa, “but applicants must meet the standards.” Further, the activity was held to accommodate competent applicants who have difficulty in making it to Manila. According to him, they [PAL Ex] are usually the ones reaching out to applicants nationwide, especially those outside of Metro Manila.
Asked why IAU was the chosen place to hold the event, Mr. Peña quips, “Because IAU is generous enough to open the doors to accommodate applicants even if they are not graduates from their school.”
This in a way makes IAU the favourite hub for aspiring airline/aviation professionals as more airline companies and service providers collaborate with the school yearly for career opportunities here and abroad.