The pan-Scandinavian airline SAS has recently reopened cabin crew recruitment for its Copenhagen hub with successful candidates expected to start training between March and May 2020. The application process is being managed on behalf of SAS by the Danish aviation recruitment service Lufthavnsvikar. Applications must be submitted online via the Lufthavnsvikar website.
SAS is offering two types of contract for anyone interested in becoming cabin crew. The first is a fixed three-year contract set at 100% working hours, whereas the second is a temporary role but with greater flexibility on how many hours you work. Both contracts could be extended dependent on the needs of the airline and an evaluation of your personal performance.
In order to be eligible for this role, you’ll already need to have the right to live and work in Denmark and have a passport that gives you unrestricted access to the airline’s international destinations. You must also be fluent in at least one Scandanavian language and speak English to at least Berlitz Level B2 standard.
In addition, you’ll also need to meet the following minimum requirements:
- At least 18-years old
- A minimum of two years customer service experience
- Height between: 160cm and 190cm
- In good physical health, normal vision (max +/-4) and able to swim confidently
- No visible tattoos or piercings while in uniform
SAS says it is looking for people who are “passionate about providing a good service and understanding what it means to be responsive and responsible”. Recruiters are particularly interested in hearing how you can create and maintain relationships with customers.
You’ll also be expected to provide evidence on how you have taken responsibility for safety, your good punctuality standards and your ability to be flexible and work irregular hours.
Further details and the opportunity to submit an application can be found here.
Earlier this month, SAS announced that its earnings would be better than previously expected despite a challenging year that included a damaging pilots strike. SAS says it was pleased with recent strong performance, including an improved demand for flights to and from Scandanavia.
The airline also recently unveiled a refreshed livery which is described as “a modern take on classic Scandinavian design”.
“The new livery design is a symbol of our future, a more sustainable and competitive future for SAS, but one that also embraces our heritage. Travellers from Scandinavia will recognize their home, while global travellers will encounter the renowned feeling of the Nordics,” explained Rickard Gustafson, President and CEO at SAS of the design.
Over the next few years, SAS plans to replace and upgrade its aircraft fleet with more fuel-efficient and modern planes. By the end of 2023, the airline has ambitious plans to take delivery of 80 new Airbus 320neo aircraft, five A330s, and eight A350s.
SAS will also take delivery of the first of three single-aisle A321LR aircraft next September. Although a narrowbody aircraft, the A321LR is designed for long-haul flights and will be a completely new aircraft type for SAS, which it’s claimed is “incredibly well suited to the Scandinavian market and emerging travel patterns to and from the region.”
Delivered in a three-class service with 157 seats, SAS hopes the A321LR will help it achieve its goal of reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 25 per cent by 2030.