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Direct Entry Captain / First Officer - Former Cathay Pacific Employee

  • FOP - Flight Operations
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China
  • Cathay Pacific
Role Introduction

Flying for Cathay Pacific Airways means flying a world-class fleet across regional, long-haul and ultra-long-haul routes across our well-established global network. We operate Airbus and Boeing aircraft offering the opportunity for different flying across the span of your career. Safety and training is at the heart of our Flight Operations and your career and development are supported by our world-class Flight Training Centre. There is a well-established pathway to Command and always the opportunity to develop your skills outside of line flying, with many of our pilots working on flight data, safety groups, training roles and in our management teams.

A career at Cathay Pacific is also supported by good benefits, including generous staff travel across our network for you and your dependants, insurance, a substantial monthly allowance, Children’s Education Allowance, a generous provident fund and the opportunity to earn more via our productivity driven contract.

Come and join us in Hong Kong, Asia’s World City, a city whose rich history and distinctive culture we are proudly a part of.


To express your interest in re-joining Cathay Pacific in your previous rank, please apply now to become a Hong Kong-based Pilot if you meet the following requirements:

  • Previously employed by Cathay Pacific between 1st January 2020 - 31st December 2022
  • Hong Kong Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) with a Multi Engine Instrument Rating (MEIR) and examinations credits – obtained without exemption or conversion
  • Valid Class 1 Medical Certificate
  • ICAO English language proficiency Level 4 or above
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate


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