CommutAir to move flight attendant training centre to Albany

CommutAir is relocating its Flight Attendant Training Facility to Albany International Airport for its 2016 classes, a move prompted by the need to hire 20 additional flight attendants each month – and up to 300 over the next two years – to support the addition of 40 Embraer ERJ 145s to the company's existing fleet of Bombardier turboprop aircraft.

“It's a very exciting time at CommutAir and our tremendous growth is creating attractive career and advancement opportunities for pilots, flight attendants, mechanics, and other staff,” explained Joel Raymond, chief operating officer at CommutAir. “We are grateful to the Albany County Airport Authority for being very helpful in addressing our short- and long-term facility needs as we continue to expand our operation.”

CommutAir's new flight attendants will undergo two weeks of training at the Albany facility, with recurrent training also taking place there. Flight attendants will be lodged at hotels in the region bringing additional benefits to the local economy.

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