PLAY is currently advertising for 55 pilots and 150 flight attendants – all of whom will be based in Iceland. According to the airline, the move “marks the largest hiring yet for PLAY” and added that applications will be considered from both experienced and inexperienced members of crew.
At the time of writing, Keflavík-based PLAY fields six aircraft, with three examples each of the Airbus A320neo and A321neo. This winter, a further quartet of A320neo Family jets are poised for hand over; these are planned to be in service from spring 2023.
Birgir Jónsson, CEO of PLAY, commented: “This is the right time to begin hiring for our growth next summer. I am truly excited to welcome new members to our team and we are proud to be able to provide all these new jobs.”
During summer 2022, 70 pilots and 150 flight attendants worked at the carrier.
Elsewhere, in other news, PLAY recently revealed it had flown 108,622 customers in August, with a load factor of 86.9%.
Established in November 2019, PLAY conducted its inaugural flight to London/Stansted in June 2021 (see picture above). Today, its routemap, in addition to the UK, covers Europe and the United States, forming part of a hub and spoke model from Reykjavík.