AirAsia to Accept Transgender Applicants Across All Positions

AirAsia to Accept Transgender Applicants Across All Positions

AirAsia recently announced that it would promote gender equality by accepting transgender applicants across all positions, including sales, marketing, engineering, and ground operations.

Philippines AirAsia Chair Maan Hontiveros announced this, saying: “AirAsia values diversity in the workplace, and we are thrilled to offer equal employment opportunities to everyone irrespective of their gender identity and sexual orientation.”

This statement was echoed by CEO Dexter M. Comendador, who said that accepting transgender applicants would open a “diverse pool of talented, skilled and creative individuals.”

To date, AirAsia Philippines’ workforce is composed of 40% women.

He added, “The success of AirAsia is largely driven and inspired by people who dare to make a difference. In the weeks and months ahead, expect exciting times, significant changes and improvements from Philippines AirAsia as we are set to expand our operations, increase our fleet, launch new international flights, and introduce innovations.”

AirAsia has been named the world’s best low-cost airline and Asia’s best low-cost Airline for eight straight years at the 2016 Skytrax World Airline Awards, considered as the “Oscars of the aviation industry.”

Interested applicants may send their resume at paa_careers@­airasia.com.

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