Full service carrier Vistara will start direct flights between the national capital and Hong Kong from October 29. In a statement on Friday, the airline said it will operate A321 neo aircraft featuring a three-class configuration on the route.
"With the addition of Hong Kong, we are now able to offer our customers direct connectivity to and from three of the world's top financial centres, the others being London and Singapore," Vistara CEO Vinod Kannan said.
The launch of direct flights on the Delhi-Hong Kong route by Vistara can create several career opportunities for students, especially those interested in the aviation and travel industry. Here are some potential career opportunities that can arise:
Airline Jobs: With the expansion of Vistara's routes, there may be increased job opportunities with the airline. These could include positions in flight operations, cabin crew, ground handling, and customer service.
Airport Jobs: The introduction of new flights often leads to increased activity at airports. Students can explore careers in airport operations, such as baggage handling, security, and passenger services.
Travel and Tourism: The launch of new international routes can boost the tourism industry. Students interested in travel and tourism can explore careers as travel agents, tour operators, and travel consultants.
Hospitality and Hotel Management: As more international travelers arrive in Delhi and Hong Kong, there may be greater demand for hotel and hospitality services. Students studying hotel management and hospitality can find opportunities in hotels, restaurants, and event management.
Cargo and Logistics: Airlines also transport cargo on their flights. Students with an interest in logistics and supply chain management can explore careers in cargo operations and logistics companies associated with the airline industry.
Aviation Maintenance: The increased frequency of flights may lead to a greater need for aircraft maintenance and repair. Students interested in aircraft maintenance engineering (ame) can explore this field for career opportunities.
Customs and Immigration: With international flights, there will be increased activity at customs and immigration counters at airports. Students interested in border security and immigration services can explore careers in these areas.
Freight Forwarding: Companies that specialize in freight forwarding play a crucial role in international trade and logistics. Students can consider careers in freight forwarding and logistics management.
Aerospace and Aviation Management: Students interested in the business side of aviation can pursue careers in aviation management, working in areas such as airline management, airport management, or aviation consulting.
Language and Cultural Skills: For students who are bilingual or multilingual and have knowledge of different cultures, opportunities may arise in roles related to translation, interpretation, or cross-cultural communication.
It's important for students to keep an eye on job listings from Vistara, other airlines, airport authorities, travel agencies, and related companies as the new Delhi-Hong Kong route becomes operational. Networking, internships, and relevant education or training can also be valuable steps to prepare for career opportunities in the aviation and travel industry.