A new regional carrier for Frontier Airlines said Monday it expects to hire more than 200 flight attendants as it prepares to begin operations from Denver International Airport.
Indianapolis-based Republic Airlines will hold a series of job fairs in Denver on Thursday and Friday. The airline, a subsidiary of Republic Airways, expects to begin service at DIA on March 4.
All three of Republic Airways' carriers - Chautauqua Airlines, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America - expect to add flight attendants this year. In addition to Frontier, it has partnerships with American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, US Airways and Continental Airlines. It said it expects to add about 500 flight attendants in 2007, increasing its attendant force to 1,600 from the current 1,100.
Republic will operate 17, 76-seat Embraer 170 aircraft for Denver-based Frontier by the end of 2008.
The company has flight attendant crew bases in Indianapolis; Louisville, Ky.; Buffalo, N.Y.; Greensboro, N.C.; St. Louis; New York LaGuardia; Columbus, Ohio; Richmond, Va.; Chicago O'Hare; Washington Reagan National Airport; Pittsburgh; and Orlando, Fla.
The company said new hires must be willing to relocate initially, though they can bid for openings at a preferred location.
Republic Airways' carriers operate about 1,000 daily flights to 90 cities in 35 states, Canada, Mexico and the Virgin Islands.
Want to be a flight attendant for Republic Airlines? Here are the details of the carrier's recruiting sessions in Denver:
* When: Thursday at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., 6 p.m., and Friday at 10 a.m.
* Where: Renaissance Denver Hotel, 3801 Quebec St., Denver
* Qualifications: Candidates must be at least 19 years old with a high school diploma or GED. The company is seeking those with customer service experience and good communication skills and asks that candidates complete an online application at before attending a session. Applicants also must bring two valid forms of identification.
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