BA CityFlyer Direct Entry Captains and First Officers

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BA CityFlyer Direct Entry Captains and First Officers

BA CityFlyer are seeking Non-Rated Direct Entry Captains and First Officers (ZFTT eligible) for immediate start dates based at London City Airport in the UK.

Info from the British Airways Pilot Careers Page here. 


This is a key time to be joining BA Cityflyer as we Build a Better Cityflyer. We take huge pride in our past – but we’re looking to the future as an airline that loves embracing the best of modern Britain. Our country’s creativity, diversity, style, wit and warmth are the same special qualities that make us who we are. If you’re made of the same qualities as us, you could soon be part of the next chapter of our story.

For BA Cityflyer Pilots, the customer always comes first. Your goal will be to provide the very best flight experience bringing our business and leisure customers into the heart of London.

As the leading airline at London City, we operate into a variety of destinations throughout Europe and the UK with the opportunity to night stop as part of your roster. Operating the Embraer 190 primarily from London City Airport, with its high value and sophisticated customer base, we fly in and out of one of the world’s most challenging operating environments. Therefore, our pilots are required to maintain the highest professional standards.

The drive to provide industry defining standards of customer service in a demanding yet exciting environment is the aspiration we look for in our high calibre pilots.

Not only will you have the chance to further your career development within BA Cityflyer, but you will also have access to our competitive reward and benefits package. This includes core company paid benefits such as a Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, Life Assurance and Private Medical Cover, Cycle to Work and Company Car Leasing Scheme and of course, you’ll be able to enjoy the benefit of staff travel as soon as you join us.

With our commitment to sustainable employment, we are an equal opportunities employer and value diversity at BA Cityflyer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status. This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. However, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

Direct Entry First Officers (ZFTT eligible):

The minimum criteria to apply are:

Hold a UK Part-FCL Licence


Hold an EASA licence and have previously held a UK Part-FCL licence and meet the “Third Country CPL and ATPL licence conversion requirements” set out by the UK CAA (route 3 or route 5).

Third Country CPL and ATPL licence conversion requirements from 1 January 2023 | Civil Aviation Authority (

To be considered for BA Cityflyer, at the time of submitting your online application you must have a minimum of 500 hours flight time or 100 route sectors on ZFTT eligible aircraft, a valid ME Instrument Rating, a valid Class 1 medical and ICAO English language proficiency Level 6.

Hours and ratings will be checked during screening and at assessment.

Direct Entry Captains:

The minimum criteria to apply are:

  • Currently operating as a Captain is desirable.
  • A current type rating with a minimum of 4000 hours total hours to include 1500 hours as PIC of a commercial jet/turbo prop multi crew aircraft. The 1500 hours will not include any PICUS hours.
  • A current UK issued ATPL (A).
  • ICAO English language proficiency level 6
  • Valid ME Instrument rating
  • Valid Class 1 Medical (valid for 6 months after date of joining)
  • E-Jet type rating desirable but not essential

Supporting Files

Please add a copy of your licence and last 3 pages of your logbook to the supporting files section before submitting your application.

Hours and ratings will be checked during screening and at assessment.

Applications are to be submitted online here. 

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