A start-up UK airline has begun recruiting for crew to operate its services to India ahead of take-off later this year.
Hans Airways has linked up with Swiss company Resource Group to start taking on flight crews as it attempts to gain its UK Air Operator Certificate (AOC) later this year.
Using its UK subsidiary ContractAir, Resource Group will work alongside Hans Airways in hiring the Captains, First Officers and Training Captains required to fly its planned fleet of A330-200s.
Nathan Burkitt, director flight operations and crew training at Hans Airways, said: “This recruitment agreement is a well-timed development as we prepare to launch our direct non-stop flights to India later in 2021.
“It will allow the leadership team to focus on our launch preparations while at the same time filling the essential flight crew roles that we need.”
The airline, which has had its application for its operating and route licences to serve India published by the UK Civil Aviation Authority, is continuing to make advances with regards to securing its AOC.
Mr Burkitt added: “We are getting ready for our proving flight in October as part of the process to obtain Hans Airways’ AOC.
“We have determined a planned launch date internally, and we will make an announcement once all regulatory requirements are complete.”
Hans Airways claims it plans to offer the ‘value for money’ approach adopted by low-cost carriers alongside the quality of service approach expected from traditional full-service, long-haul airlines.
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