Virgin Australia to create up to 250 more cabin crew and supervisor jobs in Sydney

23 November 2011

Virgin Australia has announced it will expand its Sydney workforce, creating up to 250 new jobs.

The cabin crew and supervisor roles, to be positioned on Virgin's domestic network, will enable the airline to expand its services across Australia and to enhance service levels for travellers.

Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Hospitality, Racing and the Arts, George Souris welcomed the news, with Virgin Australia now employing over 7,000 people across its group.

"The choice of Sydney for these extra positions makes good sense given Sydney Airport is at the heart of the Australian air transportation industry and is the nation's busiest airport," Mr Souris said in his statement.

NSW Trade & Investment has worked with Virgin Australia over a number of years to build its presence and create more jobs for NSW.

Virgin Australia Chief Executive Officer John Borghetti, speaking at the company annual general meeting on 24 November, said: "We will be providing up to 250 new cabin crew roles mainly based in NSW and we welcome the NSW Government's support for this. This brings the total new cabin crew roles for this calendar year to around 400."

Virgin Australia, named Australia's most attractive employer at the inaugural 2011 Randstad Awards in April, has been implementing its 'Game Change Program' focused on building corporate and government markets and inbound traffic from new international alliances and routes in regional Australia.