RIGA – The Latvian airline airBaltic in February will host an airBaltic “Pilot Open Days” initiative in several cities, including Vilnius, Helsinki, Amsterdam, and Stockholm. The initiative targets different types of pilots willing to become part of airBaltic flight crew. The airline is planning to recruit more than 100 pilots in 2018.
Pauls Calitis, Senior Vice President Flight Operations of airBaltic: “An excellent team is essential to our successful operation and airBaltic’s growth over the past years has confirmed that. Our route map is expanding, the fleet is growing and more passengers travel with us. Such development requires our team to be highly motivated. And naturally, due to the production increase, airBaltic will recruit more pilots this year. Working at airBaltic has many advantages for all positions, but considering our growth and the changing pilot industry, we are now further improving our pilot remuneration system.”
During the “Pilot Open Days” events, all interested individuals will have a chance to learn more about airBaltic’s flight crew vacancies and to receive more information about airBaltic. During the event, the participants will have the opportunity to ask questions directly to airBaltic chief pilots and receive all the necessary information on how to join the dynamic and motivated team of the world’s most punctual airline airBaltic.
airBaltic is organizing “Pilot Open Days” in specific cities due to the strong community of pilots. airBaltic has a multicultural team with over 50 pilots from Lithuania, more than 26 pilots from Netherlands and over 14 from Sweden.
- On February 1, 2018 the first “Pilot Open Days” events will be held in Vilnius at 10:00 and at 15:00 in “AirInn Vilnius Hotel”.
- On February 6, 2018 airBaltic team will travel to Stockholm and the events will take place at 10:00 and at 15:00 in “Radisson Blu Skycity Hotel”.
- On February 8, 2018 the “Pilot Open Days” events will be held in Helsinki in “Cumulus Resort Airport Congress Center” at 10:00 and at 15:00.
- On February 13, 2018 the final event will take place in Amsterdam in “Hotel NH Amsterdam Schiphol Airport” at 11:00.
The project does not require candidates to fill out an application form before the visit, but simply to take their CV, personal identification document, and arrive for the event. For more information about work at airBaltic, candidates can visit airline’s recruitment website: http://recruite.airbaltic.com/
In December 2017, airBaltic also started the application process for candidates to the airline’s newly established Pilot Academy at airBalticTraining. Persons selected will be the first class of students of the professional airline pilot training programme and will become airBaltic pilots upon completion of the programme in about two years from now.
airBaltic to launch Riga – Almaty
airBaltic will launch a new summer seasonal route between Riga and Almaty in Kazakhstan on April 29, 2018. The new route will offer new convenient travel options for travellers from the Baltics and Kazakhstan to airBaltic network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia and the Middle East.
Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “We are now the first Northern European airline to launch direct flights to Almaty, which is a vibrant city in the heart of Kazakhstan. Riga – Almaty will be the second longest flight on our network. We are delighted to offer our European passengers a new and exciting destination in CIS as well to improve connectivity between the Baltics, Europe and Scandinavia for travelers from Kazakhstan.”
airBaltic will fly from Riga to Almaty 3 flights weekly. Passengers will board a Bombardier CS300 aircraft for a flight that will last approximately 5 hours and 15 minutes. One-way ticket prices start at 159 EUR, including airport fees and transaction costs.