airBaltic starts to hire 120 pilots, passenger traffic up 4x in April

airBaltic has made this announcement:

In line with the gradual recovery of the aviation market, Latvian airline airBaltic announces that it has started recruitment of a total of 120 additional pilots, including graduates of the airBaltic Pilot Academy.

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “While we continue to employ our airBaltic Pilot Academy graduates and rehire former employees, this time our needs for additional staff reach further, meaning that we are looking for external pilots to join our company. Additional pilots are required to prepare the airline for capacity we will fly in summer 2023.”

Candidates must have EU citizenship, valid EU FCL CPL or ATPL license (EASA form 141), and have at least 300 hours of Commercial Air Transport (CAT) operations on aircraft with EFIS, FMA and FMS systems – MTOW of the aircraft at least 5.7 tonnes. For additional information and applications please contact pilotjobs@airbaltic.com

airBaltic currently employs 315 pilots. The company is continuing active recruitment, and currently has more than 40 open vacancies, seeking more than 400 additional employees in total.

In other news, airBaltic has good news for April:

During April 2022, Latvian airline airBaltic has carried 244 000 passengers – almost four times more than during the same period last year. In April 2022, airBaltic performed 3 150 flights.

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “Each month we carry a growing number of passengers, proving that the aviation industry is on a path to recovery. Even though in April we carried significantly more passengers than last year, it is still 40% lower than in 2019.”

April, 2022 April, 2021 Change
Number of passengers 244000 49000 398%
Number of flights 3150 1010 212%
15-minute flight punctuality indicator 78.0% 92.0% -14.0%-points

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