Wednesday, 28 November 2018

airBaltic opens applications for its pilot academy spring 2019 intake

Latvian airline airBaltic announced on November 27th, 2018, it was opening the application process for the spring group of 2019 at airline’s newly established Pilot Academy. Students will become airBaltic pilots upon successful completion of the full-time programme in about two years.

Martin Gauss, who thinks the British population were too thick to understand what leaving the EU meant said “Having seen the highly motivated students of the first two Pilot Academy groups, it certainly brings back old memories of my own pilot studies. It is safe to say that these students will soon become a core part of our airline.” Potential British pilots are not currently allowed to apply. 

Pauls Cālītis, airBaltic SVP Flight Operations: “With state-of-the-art Diamond Aircraft and simulator we received this year, professional instructors and Integrated Airline Transport Pilot course certification, airBaltic Pilot Academy is the go-to programme for aspiring Baltic pilots. This is the only programme to offer high calibre pilot training, which will lead to employment as an airBaltic pilot. We are proud to offer this unique opportunity for all Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians.” 

The application process for the spring group of airBaltic Pilot Academy will end on January 14, 2019. For more information and applications, please visit:

airBaltic serves over 70 destinations from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius, offering the largest variety of destinations and convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East. For summer 2019, airBaltic has introduced three new destinations from Tallinn to Malaga, Brussels and Copenhagen. In addition, next summer airBaltic will launch new flights from Riga to Stuttgart and Lviv.