Thai Airways International (THAI) will hire almost 250 new flight attendants beginning this month.
The recruitment plan was endorsed by THAI's board yesterday, according to THAI chairman Ampon Kittiampon.
He said the board has approved the recruitment of 247 air hostesses and stewards to serve the company's fleet expansion.
The national carrier is expecting the delivery of 17 new planes this year, including additional Super Jumbos, with new routes planned for destinations around Asia.
The company hired 468 air service staff in 2011.
The business expansion is in line with a sharp improvement in the company's financial status.
THAI posted net profits of 6.51 billion baht, or 2.85 baht a share, for last year's operation, versus a net loss of 10.19 billion baht, or 4.67 baht a share, in 2011.
Mr Ampon said the company's cabin factor, the percentage of passenger seats sold, hit a five-year high of 76.6% last year, compared to the 70.4% average.
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