Want to be a flight attendant? AirAsia Philippines shows you how

KD Suarez
AirAsia Philippines gives a sneak peek on how a cabin crew member is selected

SO YOU WANT TO BE A CABIN CREW MEMBER. A screenshot of a video by AirAsia Philippines, showing the  different steps on how to become a flight attendant. AirAsia Philippines will have its launch on Wednesday, March 28, with its maiden flight from Clark to Kalibo.

MANILA, Philippines – How does one become a cabin crew member?

In preparation for its maiden flight, AirAsia Philippines posted a short video that explained the various steps cabin crew hopefuls have to undergo before they can fly.

From height and weight measurements to tests and interviews, the video gave a snapshot of how the airline screened hundreds of applicants wanting to become part of the country’s newest airline.

A follow-up video, meanwhile, featured some of the chosen applicants, who shared their experiences during training at the AirAsia Academy in Malaysia.

The videos are just two of the promos being spread by the airline on social media ahead of its official launch on Wednesday, March 28.

AirAsia Philippines is the local affiliate of Asia’s biggest budget carrier and Malaysia-based AirAsia, and was awarded its license to operate by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) last February 7.

It is a joint venture between a group of Filipino businessmen, led by Tonyboy Cojuangco, and AirAsia International Ltd., led by Tony Fernandes, formally launched last August 2011.

The new airline is the 6th Philippine-based commercial airline at present, and will be competing head-to-head with Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific Air, AirPhil Express, ZestAir, and SeaAir, with the promise of extremely low fares and a no-frills travel experience.

AirAsia Philippines also promises to be in step with online trends, and will heavily use social media to entice travelers to fly with them.

The low-cost carrier currently has 2 Airbus A320 aircraft, and will initially operate flights from Clark to Davao and Kalibo. Flights between Clark and Puerto Princesa will commence next month, to be followed by other domestic destinations.

The company said they will also mount international flights, particularly to East and Southeast Asian destinations.

You can watch the video at the airline’s official page on Facebook. – Rappler.com