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Hong Kong Airlines to recruit new cadet pilots

2018-01-16 21:00 1836

HONG KONG, Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Hong Kong Airlines has kicked off recruitment for a new batch of cadet pilots, following the successful launch of its inaugural Cadet Pilot Programme last year. The much-coveted 2017 Cadet Pilot Programme received over 4,000 applications last year and Hong Kong Airlines is excited to welcome new applicants again. The recruitment phase will take place from now until 15 February 2018. Interested applicants can apply online via http://www.hongkongairlines.com/en_HK/CadetPilotProgramme or email cadet.pilot@hkairlines.com for more information.

Hong Kong Airlines to recruit new cadet pilots
Hong Kong Airlines to recruit new cadet pilots

Hong Kong Airlines' commitment to developing home-grown talent will once again see it target young people with Hong Kong Permanent Resident status for its second cadet pilot recruitment. All new cadets will undergo 70 weeks of flight training, which includes ground school training and multi-crew cooperation training using medium jet simulator. Following completion of the programme, successful cadets will receive their official appointment as Second Officers of Hong Kong Airlines.

Having served a record seven million passengers in 2017, which represented an impressive 10% climb year-on-year, Hong Kong Airlines is witnessing passenger growth that exceeds the industry average of 7.5% (source: IATA). In turn, the airline has invested substantially in new products, service and infrastructure to help cater to this growing demand.

Currently in the works is the development of a new training centre, which will provide state-of-the-art training facilities to help nurture a new generation of aviation elites. In addition, Hong Kong Airlines is also looking to expand its fleet to 50 aircraft strong by 2019, and is poised to take delivery of all 21 Airbus A350s by 2020. These improvements will prove pivotal to the airline as it continues to transition into a global carrier with long-haul aspirations that will include non-stop services to San Francisco, New York and London in 2018.

Mr Tang King Shing, Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Airlines said: "Hong Kong Airlines is currently undergoing a period of unprecedented growth and we continue to seek new talent every day. Our recruitment for new pilots has seen a double digit jump over the past two years and we are committed in our pursuit to help spur growth within the industry. By solidify Hong Kong's position as a world-class international aviation hub, we can provide our customers with more travel options and flexibility."

About Hong Kong Airlines

Established in 2006, Hong Kong Airlines is a full-service airline firmly rooted in Hong Kong. The airline flies to nearly 40 destinations across Asia Pacific and North America and also maintains codeshare and interline agreements with 95 airline partners. Hong Kong Airlines has been awarded the four-star rating by Skytrax. Hong Kong Airlines has also been recognised for its excellent On-Time Performance, having been ranked by air travel intelligence company OAG as Asia's most punctual airline and the second globally in 2017.  

For more information, please visit:
Website: www.hongkongairlines.com 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/hkairlines 
Sina Weibo: weibo.com/hongkongairlines 
WeChat/Instagram ID: hkairlines
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/hong-kong-airlines

For media enquiries, please contact Hong Kong Airlines Communications:
Email: corpcomm@hkairlines.com

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Source: Hong Kong Airlines
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