Operations Director Colin Hughes sent a memo to executives. It states that the airline is looking for at least 100 volunteers to help on shifts at Sydney and Melbourne airports. Duties include loading and unloading luggage and driving the vehicles that transport the luggage to and from the aircraft. Candidates must be able to handle suitcases weighing up to 32 kilograms.
Qantas office staff have previously worked at the airports during holiday periods. The new call underlines once again the glaring shortage of personnel facing airlines worldwide as the demand for travel has picked up.
Qantas had to cancel more than 8 percent of its domestic flights in June due to the problems. This made it the least reliable company in the country.