British Airways to recruit 4,000 new employees by next summer in huge hiring spree
British Airways could recruit 4,000 employees by next summer in a huge hiring spree.
Boss Sean Doyle said it was planning to add pilots, cabin crew, ground staff and back-office staff as it prepares for a rebound in flights and holidays.
The airline, which is owned by FTSE 100 company IAG, has around 30,000 employees now.
Hiring spree: British Airways said it was planning to add pilots, cabin-crew, ground staff and back-office staff as it prepares for a rebound in flights and holidays
BA cut around 10,000 jobs last year at the height of the pandemic, when planes were grounded for months on end.
It was one of the worst-hit airlines because it relies on transatlantic travel – particularly the lucrative London to New York route.
This week the US lifted travel restrictions on UK passengers for the first time since March 2020.
BA’s flights to the US this week are thought to be nearly sold out.
IAG has warned that the pandemic would send it to a loss of £2.6billion in 2021.
Doyle said: ‘We’re actively recruiting. It’s exciting to be rebuilding the airline and to be creating opportunities again after two years when we haven’t been able to fly much.’