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Saturday, 20 May 2017

Reducing cost in cabin crew is one way to go

Singapore Airlines had a disappointing result for full year 2016. The last (4th) quarter saw it's first loss in 5 years of $138 million. The company said it will redesigned jobs that are no longer relevant and upgrade staff's skill and competency. It also has to look at ways to improve not only staff's productivity, cutting cost but to fill up more seats.
I do not know much about the other divisions in the company as I had never work there except in cabin crew (35 years). There are certain things in cabin crew that are worth looking into:

  • The training period of the new cabin crew of 3 1/2 month is too long considering the present circumstances. It should be reduced to around 2 months, including safety training known as SEP or Safety Equipment Procedure. In doing so, a lot of money will be saved. Newbies will find the shorter training period more refreshing and not too boring. If one does not agree with me then do a survey and find out from those who had graduated.
  • The I/A's post should be scrapped to allow them to go back flying full time as IFM. If this be the case, SIA should have surplus IFM. Either offer them a golden handshake or stop promoting IFM for a long time to come.
  • Outsource the cabin crew interview in SIN and elsewhere. The final round may be conducted by the senior staff.
  • Cabin crew training to be conducted by retired IFM, CS/CSS on a partime basis. It is definitely cheaper than having full time permanent trainers.
At this moment I can't think of anything else to help SIA reduce cost. However,if I do come across any new idea I will post them.