KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia has unveiled an advertisement seeking potential cabin crew candidates. And it has not missed the opportunity to take a dig at rival airline Malindo Air.
The adverstisement says: “We won’t ask you to strip down – Just zip up and be a part of the world’s best low-cost airline team.”
The New Straits Times reported that recruitment for AirAsia’s cabin crew would be held on April 15 at the Asian Aviation Centre of Excellence at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Malindo Air is trying to stave off criticism from MPs, NGOs and social media users about its interview process which reportedly involves female candidates having to strip to their bras.
The Malay Mail had reported yesterday that Malindo Air had asked flight attendant job applicants to expose their chests, lift their skirts, fold up their pants or remove their pantyhose.
In a statement later, Malindo Air said it checked applicants for visible marks and that these checks were conducted privately and in a professional manner by female supervisors.
It added that candidates were briefed ahead of time, and that consent was required before the checks were made.
The NST report said that most social media users saw the funny side of things following the AirAsia advertisement.
It quoted Fahruddin Najumudeen as writing: “You guys are very quick in giving the competition a not-so-subtle ‘dressing down’ eh? Haha.”
Another Facebook user, Raymen Shim, wrote: “You guys are really fast…hahaha. Bravo!!!”