CommutAir will relocate its Flight Attendant Training Facility to the Albany International Airport for its 2016 classes, the company said.
This move was prompted by the need to hire 20 additional flight attendants each month, and up to 300 over the next two years, to support the recently announced addition of 40 Embraer E145 jet airplanes to the company´s existing fleet of Bombardier turbo-prop aircraft. The first training class is scheduled for later this month.
CommutAir´s new flight attendants will undergo two weeks of training at the Albany International Airport facility. Recurrent training will also take place in Albany. Flight attendants will be lodged at hotels in the region bringing additional benefits to the local economy.
CommutAir, operating as United Express, is majority owned by Champlain Enterprises LLC, an airline holding company founded in the 1980s. CommutAir operates a large fleet of Bombardier Q200/Q300 aircraft with more than 650 weekly flights to 29 airports. CommutAir´s 500+ employees are well known in the industry for fostering a family culture and friendly work environment.