The company will need 100 female cabin crews and 40 pilots to work for the new carrier. The recruitment will be done by Wingspan Services Co, of which THAI is a shareholder.
Candidates to join the crew should not be over 24 years old, should be at least 165 centimetres tall, have secondary high school education with a certified TOEIC score of at least 600.
Piyasvasti Amranand, president of THAI, said the investment plan for the new business unit, Thai Smile, was ready and it would start operations in July 2012.
The budget airline will operate between Bangkok and five domestic destinations – Ubon Ratchathani, Udon Thani, Khon Kaen, Chiang Rai and Surat Thani in the first phrase of operations.
In 2013, the airline will spread its services overseas, focusing on Southeast Asia, China and India.
Thai Smile will utilise a total of 11 aircraft. It will use four Airbus A320, which will arrive between June and September 2012. Two other aircraft will follow in January and March in 2013.
The words “THAI Smile” will be painted on the aircraft in three colours -pink, yellow and orange – as representing the airline’s motto “Trendy-Friendly-Worthy”.
Source: The Nation