Cathay Dragon Pilot Recruitment

Cathay Dragon Pilot Recruitment

Cadets, First Officers & Captains

Company Information

Last Recruitment Commenced: Ongoing
Currently Recruiting: Yes (As of April 2017)
Previously Recruited Low Hour Pilots: No - but they do have their own cadet scheme
Trend: Postive

From 21 November 2016, Dragonair will become Cathay Dragon.

Together with Cathay Pacific, they will offer passengers something unique – two world-class airlines, one truly seamless brand experience throughout China, Asia, and beyond. The new, closer partnership of their two premium airlines offers a better, smoother, and more integrated travel experience for our passengers.

When you fly with Cathay Dragon from Mainland China or other regional Asian destinations, you can seamlessly connect in Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific’s extended global network. Together, they fly to 180 destinations around the world. With a shared commitment to service, design, reassurance, and wellness, both Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon make the same promise to their passengers of enabling a Life Well Travelled.

Dragonair, an affiliate member of oneworld, is a Hong Kong-based international airline, and a member of the Cathay Pacific Group. Established in 1985, the airline now operates a fleet of 19 A330-300s, eight A321s and 15 A320s providing quality passenger and cargo services. The airline’s network covers 53 destinations across the Asia-Pacific region, including 23 in Mainland China.

Dragonair operates about 400 flights a week to the Mainland, offering quality services to passengers around the region. The airline’s expertise has been recognised in its winning the Best Airline – China category for six consecutive years in the respected Skytrax passenger survey. It has also been voted “Best Regional Airline Asia” in the survey in 2011, 2013 and 2015, as well as “World’s Best Regional Airline” in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2015.

Pilot Bases:

  • Hong Kong

Fleet (August 2016):

15 x Airbus A320-200

8 x Airbus A321-200

19 x Airbus A330-300 – 7 on order


44 destinations across 13 countries in Asia

Salary & Benefits:

  • Starting salary of approximately HKD77,000 and a monthly allowance of HKD21,300
  • Chinese New Year bonus and profit share
  • 15 per cent company contribution to a pension scheme
  • 42 days of annual leave
  • Salary tax capped at 15 per cent
  • Annual salary increments within rank
  • Life/Loss of Licence and Medical insurance
  • Education allowance for your children
  • Private medical insurance for you and eligible dependants
  • Free and discounted travel for you and eligible dependants


Cathay Dragon Pilot Recruitment

Current Recruitment:

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