Britain's second-largest long-haul airline, with a fleet of 29 aircraft and 13 more being put into service over the next four years, is recruiting people to join its team of 3,000 cabin crew. The additional aircraft will enable Virgin Atlantic to increase the number of passengers flying each year from four million to eight million. That means many opportunities for friendly, outgoing and pleasant people interested in the travel industry. 'There are also opportunities to move into other areas of the company such as sales, marketing, reservations and operations,' said marketing manager Angelina Wong. 'We have 114 Hong Kong-based Cantonese cabin crew operating between London and Hong Kong. We are about to recruit even more Hong Kong-based crew to support our new daily service from Hong Kong to Sydney, starting on December 7.' A cabin crew member's priority at Virgin Atlantic is to ensure the safety of passengers and provide in-flight services. People with flair who like to make work fun for them and others while being professional at all times will find this exciting career suitable. Besides personality, the company is looking for assertive individuals who are open, honest and mature. They must be service-oriented, with a sincere desire to please passengers and other team members. Attention to detail is highly valued, and all crew members must present themselves as organised and tidy. Achievement and drive will help staff stay one step ahead and take the initiative to do things without being asked. The airline provides ongoing training and continual assessment of crew members, who can advance to senior cabin crew members, cabin service supervisors and flight service managers.