Frequently Asked Questions

What is the recruitment process for the Flight Attendant position?

After your initial online application, if successful you’ll be invited to attend a career talk. Following this you’ll be required to participate in an arm-reach exercise, group activities, a one-to-one interview, a language assessment and lastly, a medical examination.

How long does it take to complete the whole recruitment process?

It depends from person to person, but in general the whole process may take around 16-20 weeks.

Can I re-apply if I failed my previous application?

You are welcome to re-apply after 6 months (from the date of your last interview). You are encouraged to build up relevant work experiences to prepare.

What is the medical examination?

The medical examination is conducted by an appointed medical centre in Cathay Pacific City to ensure you are medically fit to execute the duties specified in our operations manuals.

I’m not a confident swimmer. Will this affect my application?

This won’t affect your application, but part of the emergency and safety training will require you to conduct wet drills. Rest assured, a life jacket will be provided.

Is this a permanent or contract position?

Successful recruits will be offered a 3-year contract. Upon satisfactory completion of your 3-year contract, you may be offered a continual contract subject to various factors including but not limited to your performance, attendance, operation and resource needs of the company.

Can I resign within the 3-year contract?

Yes, you may resign with advanced notice during the 3-year contract as it is not a bound contract.

Can I transfer between bases?

Base transfer will be subject to available openings and eligibility. As requirements differ between countries, you will need to meet the requirements of the base you wish to transfer to.

I'm a permanent Hong Kong citizen but I can't speak Cantonese. Can I still apply?

To qualify for our Hong Kong based position, you must be proficient in English and one of the following Asian languages: Cantonese, Mandarin, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Tagalog or Thai. You must be able to read and write the required language.

How are promotions for Cabin Crew determined at Cathay Pacific?

Requirements on promotion will be based on flying experience and overall performance profile. Cathay Pacific recognises those who have dedicated years of service and those who have demonstrated outstanding performance with the opportunity for career advancement.