South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, often referred to as Korea, is a democratic and developed country. Sometimes known as the 'Land of the Morning Calm', South Korea is neighboured by China to the west, Japan to the east, and North Korea to the north. Its capital is Seoul – the second largest metropolitan city in the world, with 24.5 million inhabitants in the Seoul national capital area. South Korea's total population is roughly 49.5 million.
Rishworth Aviation has over 25 years' experience, dealing with over 40 international and domestic carriers, spanning 35 countries. We are one of the largest dedicated crew leasing businesses in the world. We are the leading crew leasing provider for the Asia Pacific region, with crew on contract in Korea, China, Japan, Vietnam, Australasia, Indonesia and the Pacific Islands. We also contract crew in Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East.
More than a decade's experience in Korea and other Asian markets has provided us with an in-depth understanding of the issues and challenges facing crew working for airlines in Asia. We pride ourselves on providing ongoing support to our pilots on contract. We are at your service - which means we can help you settle in and enjoy a rewarding and successful contracting experience.
Planning on exploring Korea? From history to art, culture and the outdoors, Korea's attractions are plentiful:
Rishworth Aviation is an official agency for Korean Air, providing the largest number of foreign pilots to the airline for 20 years. We offer great terms and conditions for Korean Air pilot jobs.
Korean Air recruitment with Rishworth Aviation currently requires Captains and First Officers for Korean Air opportunities on B747-400/800, B777, A330 & B737NG aircraft.
Korean Air Terms & Conditions
Pilot interviews are held every month, so please contact us to find out the dates for each month and cut-off dates for submission of your application to Korean Air. Rishworth Aviation candidates have the highest success rates at interviews. We provide you with the best preparation information available and help you through each stage of the process.
As your operating base, your home in Seoul is the Grand Hyatt Incheon, the 5-star accommodation provided to all expat flight crew. It is located only a few minutes from the airport and about 40 minutes from central Seoul.
Grand Hyatt Incheon has some of the best Korean food on offer as well as delicious international cuisine with Korean Air flight crew enjoying discounts at the hotel's restaurants and bars, in addition to the range of activities and events marking special occasions and seasonal holidays.
Other food and beverage options are available right by the hotel, including a large supermarket and a variety of choices at the airport. The hotel boasts its own 'Club Olympus' private gym, to help you keep fit during your time off. Enjoy a traditional Korean bath/sauna experience or laps in the newly renovated swimming pool. Wireless access is provided free allowing easy contact with your loved ones whilst you are in Seoul.
Golf and tennis courts are also located nearby. Discover the fishing villages of Incheon, and the Incheon seafood market. Or you can travel slightly further afield and take a trip out to the local islands from Yeonan pier. Central Seoul is easily accessible by public transport from the hotel or the airport.
Korean Air operates internationally as well as domestically in South Korea, serving 20 cities within the country. Destinations include Busan, Jeju, Yeosu, Pohang, Ulsan, and Pohang.
Korean Air's extensive international operations currently serve 130 cities in 50 countries.
All expat pilots operate to and from the Seoul hub, with pilots choosing a home base for monthly days off on the extensive Korean Air network.
I have been on contract with Rishworth Aviation since 1999 when I joined as a B777 Captain flying for Korean Air. I remain in this position and for the last 5 years, I also have been working as an Auditor in the Flight Operation Quality Assurance Department. Prior to this, I flew for more than 21 years with Aeroflot, progressing from First Officer on a turboprop to wide-body jet Captain whilst also holding management positions. I look forward to working with you.
Rishworth Aviation recruits type rated pilots for the award-winning Asiana Airlines for opportunities on A320, A330, B777 & B744 aircraft. As an official recruitment agency for Asiana Airlines, Rishworth Aviation offers great terms and conditions for pilot jobs with the airline.
Asiana offers an excellent standard of hotel accommodation. For those who are on a non-commuting contract, Asiana offers furnished apartment accommodation in Seoul for the full duration of the contract. Many pilots relocate to Seoul with their families as the quality of education is excellent.
Asiana Airlines' 14 domestic flight routes cover 12 cities within Korea, including Gimpo, Incheon, Cheongju, Daegu, Pohang, Ulsan, Gwangju, Muan, Ginju, Busan, Yeosu, and Jeju.
Internationally, Asiana Airlines operate passenger services to Europe, Central Asia, Russia, China, South West Asia, South East Asia, Oceania, and the USA. This covers 93 cities in 26 countries across 103 different routes, as well as serving 21 cities in fourteen countries with cargo services.
Rishworth Aviation is currently recruiting type rated B737NG Captains for Jeju Air. This is an exciting new opportunity offering commuting and non-commuting.
The airline is based at Jeju International Airport on Jeju Island in South Korea with a secondary hub at Gimpo International Airport near Seoul. The island of Jeju is situated in the Korea Strait and is known for its beautiful beaches and volcanic landscape. Jeju Air offers you the opportunity to experience life in Korea and all that the country and culture have to offer.
Jeju Air offers scheduled domestic services across South Korea as well as international services to Japan, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Oceania, and Russia.
With a fleet of 30 B737-800 aircraft, the airline plans to expand by adding 6 to 8 aircraft each year to reach 50 aircraft in 2020.