Career path

Cathay Pacific is constantly expanding and offers an airline career with a reputable global brand.

Our team collaborates to achieve amazing things and deliver to our passengers one of the world’s premier airline services. They’re also passionate about what they do, and proud to wear the Cathay Pacific uniform.

Our current Flight Crew component is more than 3,000 pilots, many of whom enjoy flying the latest technology to exciting destinations, they enjoy experiencing different cultures, and have the opportunity to pursue their interests in a way that regular office workers never experience.

Safety is paramount at Cathay Pacific. Developing our people to maintain our operational excellence is also a commitment we take very seriously – and invest in significantly. We want to see you realise your dream to be a Cathay Pacific Captain as quickly as possible. As experts in their fields, our Captains manage one of the safest flight decks in the world, and ensure their crew grow in our operating environment.

As a Cathay Pacific Pilot, your career path is clear and well-mapped. Your first appointment will be to Second Officer, followed by promotions to Junior First Officer, First Officer, Senior First Officer, Captain and, ultimately, Senior Captain. As a Senior Captain, you will then have the chance to explore exciting training roles. The sky’s the limit.