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Careers - Flight crew

You are welcome to apply if you meet the following requirements:

  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • You must be at least 1.6m high.
  • You must be able to speak and write fluent English.
  • You must be physically fit.
  • You must have the following education background:
    5 passes in HKCEE including Physics and Mathematics, together with 2 passes in HKAL (Science subjects preferred) OR the equivalent academic standards obtained overseas OR a Diploma/Degree in any discipline

Please send your resume to the following address:

Flight Crew Recruitment Section (Please indicate the position you are applying for)
Flight Operations Department,
Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd,
6/F, Flight Training Centre,
Cathay Pacific City,
10 Scenic Road,
Hong Kong International Airport,
Lantau, Hong Kong

The initial selection process for the Cadet Pilot Programme will take place in Hong Kong and in overseas ports. Cadet candidates are responsible for all related expenses. Short-listed candidates will then be invited to attend a second interview in Hong Kong. We will provide travel and accommodation for the final interview.

First and Second Officer applicants will be invited to attend an interview at one of our outports. Candidates are responsible for all related expenses. Short-listed candidates will then be invited to attend a final interview in Hong Kong. We will provide travel and accommodation for the final interview.

We offer a full career to the age of 65 years.

The Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department will provide licence conversion terms to all successful applicants.

Qualified Flight Crew may progress to the rank of Training Captain and/or Check Captain. There are opportunities for Captains to advance into Management as well. Members from all ranks are also given the opportunity to take part in various projects.

Besides the sophisticated training and routine refresher courses that Flight Crew receive to keep them updated on the latest technology, we also run a variety of courses to help you develop both professionally and personally.

Flight Crew applicants are encouraged to up-date their on-line application outlining any changes in contact details and/or flying hours. We will acknowledge receipt of all correspondence sent to the Flight Crew Recruitment Section.