VANCOUVER, Jan. 14, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - After a successful launch and
first six months out of Toronto and Montreal, Air Canada rouge is
expanding west and is today starting to build a team of rouge crew
(flight attendants) needed for flights starting this spring out of
Calgary and Vancouver, with further details on routes and fares to be
released in the coming weeks.
Air Canada rouge is looking for young-at-heart people who love
interacting with others, value teamwork, can think on their feet, and,
of course, love to travel. Ideal candidates bring experience in the
service and hospitality industry. The 'must have' list includes a warm
smile and positive attitude, a valid Canadian passport and residence or
a willingness to move to reside within a 90 minute drive of the
Vancouver airport. Full information and a convenient online application
process are at http://www.aircanada.com/rouge/en/careers/index.html.
"At Air Canada rouge our goal is to make sure our customers' vacations
start and end with a relaxed and enjoyable flight," said Renee
Smith-Valade, Vice President, Customer Experience. "So we're looking
for western-based rouge crew who are warm, outgoing, creative and see
every traveler's journey as a chance to surprise, delight and deliver
the best possible onboard service."
"So, if you want to work where you can give and generate smiles, create
memorable moments and kick off or end travelers' holidays with ease,
all while ensuring safety and comfort, then Air Canada rouge just may
be the place for you," she said.
Air Canada rouge offers flexible work hours, a competitive medical and
dental plan and travel benefits anywhere Air Canada and its affiliate
carriers fly. Not to mention that rouge crew sport a stylishly casual
look from head to toe including such signature elements as pinstripe
trilby hats, custom funky Fluevogs designed and manufactured by
Vancouver's own John Fluevog Shoes and a fresh look by
Maybelline/Redken. Air Canada rouge's stylishly casual uniforms and
distinct look have been generating positive reviews since launch and
its uniforms and particularly its shoes have been recognized as among the top in the airline world.
Interested or know someone is? Go to http://www.aircanada.com/rouge/en/careers/index.html. Everything's there: Katie, Robbie, and Basil describing their rouge
crew job as well as lots of training and benefits information and, of
course, the online application process.
If a submitted resume looks like a fit, applicants will be contacted for
a phone interview, and if there's still a match, they'll come meet the
Air Canada rouge team at an interview session event in Vancouver later
this month. If selected that day and pending passing a medical and
security check, offers will be made to participate in a comprehensive
six-week safety and regulatory training program in Vancouver and one
week of customer service excellence training with The Disney Institute.
And then - they start flying and being part of the team that delivers
on the promise to 'vacation ahead' with Air Canada rouge.
Air Canada rouge crew by the numbers
220 - rouge crew flying now
110 - rouge crew going into training in mid-January in Toronto and Montreal
650 - rouge crew by end of 2014
20 -approximate number of rouge crew needed for each aircraft on the Air
Canada rouge fleet
25 - average age of a rouge crew member
Over 16000 - resumes received so far for rouge crew positions
Several thousand - resumes Air Canada rouge is hoping to receive for Western Canada
18 - number of uniform pieces provided for every rouge crew member
3 - number of luggage pieces provided for every rouge crew member
2 pairs of grey Fluevogs (flats and heels) for women and 1 pair of grey Fluevogs (brogues) for men on the rouge crew
12,343 - average number of steps a rouge crew member takes in their Fluevogs on a
return trip to Europe
Over 95% - customers that rated the rouge crew favourably on helpfulness, friendliness and
appearance on a recent onboard survey
About Air Canada rouge
From the moment you book your ticket to the moment you're warmly
welcomed onboard, you'll see that Air Canada rouge is a new way to
vacation ahead. Enjoy the upbeat Air Canada rouge spirit, and our newly
designed cabins. You've never flown leisure like this before.
Air Canada rouge is Air Canada's new leisure airline, part of the new
Air Canada Leisure Group, along with Air Canada Vacations. Together
with Air Canada Vacations, Air Canada rouge offers competitively-priced
travel to exciting leisure destinations in Europe and the Caribbean,
Mexico and the U.S.: Edinburgh, Venice, Athens, Lisbon, Dublin, Nice,
Barcelona, Rome and Manchester and multiple destinations in Mexico, the
U.S. and the Caribbean such as Cuba, Costa Rica, Jamaica and the
Air Canada rouge began operating July 1, 2013 with a start-up fleet of
two Airbus A319 aircraft and two Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. The fleet
grew to ten aircraft by the end of 2013 with the addition of six Airbus
A319 aircraft and Air Canada rouge will add another six Airbus A319
aircraft by April 2014, for a total of 16 aircraft by the end of the
2013-2014 winter season.
As a wholly-owned subsidiary, Air Canada rouge is backed by Air Canada's
75-year reputation for safety and reliability and Air Canada Vacations'
30-plus year history of vacation travel excellence. Learn more at www.aircanada.com/rouge or www.facebook.com/aircanadarouge
SOURCE: Air Canada rouge
For further information:
Manager of Communications, Air Canada rouge