FA training school sets free workshop in Cebu
Ehda M. Dagooc (The Freeman) - September 11, 2017 - 4:00pm

CEBU, Philippines — Recognizing the rising demand for flight attendants (FA), not only in the Philippines but worldwide, a Manila-based FA training school enters Cebu.

The International Cabin Attendant Training School (ICATS) announced its entry to Cebu initially through a free-training workshop called "Connecting Flight Program".

"We aim to reach out to those who dream of becoming flight attendants but could not travel to Manila for many personal reasons. This is our sole purpose," said ICATS president and chief executive officer Princess Joy Garcia.

According to Garcia, the program was strategically conceptualized in order to reach out to FA aspirants in the provinces.

The Connecting Flight Program information session and physical assessment is slated on Sept.15 to 16, Sept. 22 to 23, and Oct. 6 to 7 at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m at the Cebu Parklane International Hotel.

Garcia said the academy targets to attract FA aspirants aged between 18 years old to 30 years old male or female to join the free information session and physical assessment to see if they meet airline qualifications. After which, Garcia added there would be a job assistance to help these aspirants get a job in the airline of their choice.

International Air Transport Association (IATA) report revealed that global passenger traffic rose 6.3 percent compared to 2015.

According to IATA, Air travel was a good news story in 2016. Connectivity increased with the establishment of more than 700 new routes. And a $44 fall in average return fares helped to make air travel even more accessible. As a result, a record 3.7 billion passengers flew safely to their destination.

Demand for air travel is still expanding, said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s director general and CEO.

ICATS FA program is a 30-day intense course designed to meet and be at par with the flight attendant training standards of an international airline. It offers up-to-date and in-depth flight attendant training focused on knowledge, skills and hands-on based components. (FREEMAN)

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