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Fly with the elite passenger and reach new heights

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 05 March, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 05 March, 2005, 12:00am

Experienced and qualified cabin attendants have a unique opportunity to take their career to new heights .

Asia's leading corporate aircraft charter company Metrojet, which recently acquired three new aircraft, has positions for full-time and part-time flight attendants.

A leader in the private jet charter business, Metrojet flies mostly in the Asia region (destinations depend on the requirements of the client, who may also wish to fly beyond the region).

Candidates should be mature, independent and outgoing, with a flexible approach to working hours and the confidence to handle high-level clients, said Cherie Drummond, Metrojet's chief flight attendant. The role carries a great deal more responsibility than that of commercial flight attendants, she added.

'You are totally in charge of all the catering, you have to liaise with clients before every flight, deal with special requests, and ensure the aircraft is completely equipped,' she said.

Cabin crew are on call all hours of the day, seven days a week. Crew members should be therefore totally flexible and ready to change personal plans whenever they get a call from their superiors.

'We are looking for people with preferably no ties, because schedules often change,' Ms Drummond said.

Five years of airline experience (including time spent in First Class) is a must, but Metrojet is particularly interested in applicants who have a corporate aviation background.

'We are aiming high because of the level of service our clients expect,' Ms Drummond said.

The company is looking for someone who is fluent in Cantonese or Putonghua, and who can get along with the three-person in-flight crew.

The elite background of the clientele is one of the attractions of the job. Because the number of passengers is usually limited, cabin crew have a chance to bring a touch of flair to the job and put a personal stamp on their service, Ms Drummond said.