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Second Officer (Direct Entry)

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

Flying for Cathay Pacific Airways means flying for a world-class airline with a world-class fleet. We welcome applications from Second Officers, who are given the opportunity to learn from the best, while flying a well-maintained, modern fleet that operates regional, long haul and ultra-long haul flights across our global network.

Safety is at the core of everything we do and, as part of our Flight Deck crew, you will have the opportunity to learn from a large and diverse team, work in a multi-crew environment, operating one of our Airbus or Boeing aircraft. We believe our Second Officers are our future Captains and, as such, your training at our leading Flight Training Centre will constantly challenge you and develop your skills.

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.


Apply now to become a Hong Kong-based Second Officer if you meet the following requirements:

  • Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) or Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) with a Multi Engine Instrument Rating (MEIR) and same state ATPL examinations credits – obtained without exemption or conversion
    • CPL holder, must be eligible for HKCPL on conversion according to DCA607
  • Multi-Engine Instrument Rating (MEIR)
  • Minimum 250 hours of flying experience
  • Valid Class 1 Medical Certificate
  • ICAO English language proficiency Level 4 or above
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Hong Kong Permanent Resident will be given priority consideration
Personal & Application Information

Cathay Pacific is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with our personal data policy and for recruitment purposes only. Candidates not notified within eight weeks may consider their application unsuccessful. All related information will be kept in our file for up to 24 months. A copy of our Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request by contacting our Data Protection Officer.

Please note that with effect from 1 June 2022 onwards, all Cathay employees and contractors who work in Cathay City and all other Cathay Group Company premises in Hong Kong must have received a third dose of COVID 19 vaccine.  Being tested regularly for COVID-19 is not an option. Consideration will be given to those who are unable to get vaccinated for valid medical reasons.

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