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airBaltic to try to recruit Nordic pilots

The Riga-based airline needs to recruit more than 100 pilots in 2018.

airBaltic says it will host a Pilot Open Days initiative in several cities in February, including Stockholm, Helsinki, Vilnius and Amsterdam.

The open days will target different types of pilots willing to become part of airBaltic’s flight crews, the plan being to recruit more than 100 pilots this year.

All interested individuals will get a chance to learn more about the flight crew vacancies and receive more information about working for the Latvian carrier, which was recently once again named the world’s most punctual airline.

They will also be able to ask questions directly to airBaltic’s chief pilots.

“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,” explains Pauls Calitis, senior vice president for flight operations.

“An excellent team is essential to our successful operation and airBaltic’s growth over the past years has confirmed that. 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.”

Where and when?
The airline already has a multicultural team with around 15 pilots from Sweden, over 50 from Lithuania and more than 26 from the Netherlands.

The first of the Pilot Open Days will be held in Vilnius on February 1 at 10:00 and at 15:00 at AirInn Vilnius Hotel. That will be followed by an event in Stockholm at the Radisson Blu Skycity Hotel on February 6 at 10:00 and 15:00.

On February 8, the open days move on to Helsinki at the Cumulus Resort Airport Congress Centre at 10:00 and 15:00. The final event will take place in Amsterdam at the Hotel NH Amsterdam Schiphol Airport on February 13 at 11:00.

airBaltic says that candidates are not required to fill out an application form beforehand but should simply bring a CV and personal identification.

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