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castanet.net 11 May, 2022 22:00 am

Demand for air travel spurs hiring at airlines, airports

Demand for air travel spurs hiring at airlines, airports
Weekends and early mornings have been some of the worst times to depart Vancouver International Airport (YVR) in recent weeks.

Air Canada said in its April 26 earnings report that it plans to increase its ASM capacity by approximately 414 per cent in the quarter that ends June 30, compared with the same quarter one year ago.Recent job postings for Air Canada flight attendants have pinned the salary at $28.Air Canada CFO Amos Kazzas, on the conference call that followed the earnings report, said “on a full time equivalent basis, Air Canada and its subsidiaries had over 27,000 active employees in the first quarter of 2022, versus just a little over 16,000 employees in the first quarter of 2021." Coffelt told BIV her company employs more than 800 security-screening workers at YVR, and that it plans to hire another 300 employees.

Unionized Allied Universal workers earn up to slightly more than $22 per hour – a wage that makes them underpaid, one screener told BIV.Coffelt told BIV that she was not aware of this issue.

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