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Captain Sergey Popov - Pilot Support
 Captain Sergey Popov

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.

Korean Air has more than 400 foreign pilots, with many like myself having been here for more than 10 years. There is a friendly atmosphere amongst our pilot community and Rishworth Aviation has from the start always provided great support and help which is invaluable.

I now have the opportunity as the Rishworth Pilot Support Representative at Korean Air to offer support, guidance, and share my experience with you before and during the Screening, throughout your training and your time on contract. 

I look forward to working with you and welcoming you to Rishworth Aviation and Korean Air.

Pilots' Views from Korea

What I enjoy most about working at Korean Air...

"The fact that we are able to bid for, and are almost always granted our requested days at home every month; the fact that our flying rosters very rarely change once published; good travel benefits and a clear, unambiguous contract. The airline has solid SOPs and a good safety culture. The Korean First Officers with whom we fly are competent, keen to learn and, despite my lack of conversational Korean, a pleasure to fly with. Flying the Boeing 777 is a most enjoyable and satisfying way to earn a living."

J. Pooler, Korean Air Captain (B777)

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“I do not take career decisions lightly, this is why for the past 2 years I've known I made the right choice to join Rishworth. In this volatile Worldwide Airline Industry you need the support of a reliable and trustable company to back you up when you most need it. That is exactly what I've gotten from Rishworth through their professionalism, personable attention to my needs and high standards of service. I strongly recommend Rishworth to future contract pilots around the world”.

C.Cartagena, Asiana Airlines, Captain

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"KAL is the best airline - flight operations, aircraft maintenance and the level of respect the company gives the pilots. I always tell my colleagues at other airlines that KAL is the best. When I considered applying for KAL I compared Rishworth with other agencies I had dealt with in the past, and Rishworth was the most reliable, plausible company. ..."

R. Shu, Korean Air Captain (B744)

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In general I find working in Korea very pleasant. Koreans are very friendly, and most will go out of their way to help you. The culture is very different from my home country (Australia), but with a little effort it is very easy to adapt and respect their way of life.

The First Officers all work very hard, and most of them are very pleasant to fly with. They all work extremely hard on completing all paperwork, and do all radio work in cruise.

I am very happy with the apartment. There are many expat areas in Seoul, offering a wide variety of cuisine and night life. Having a "night on the town" is very cheap if you know where to go. The Subway train system is excellent. Trains run constantly, and are very cheap. The Subway system closes around midnight, but taxis are cheap. To make life easier, make sure you have your destination written down before you leave, as most drivers do not speak much English. Although, there is a free interpreter provided by phone if requested.

There is plenty of good shopping varying from Market stalls through to high end department stores, the cost is on a par with most cities, for most goods.

All in all, whilst a small degree of patience is required at times, life in Korea is good. Building a social network here is crucial to feeling more "at home". If you make an effort to meet other expats through clubs and social gatherings, life becomes far more pleasant.

Asiana Airlines Captain

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"Rishworth's support during my tenure at Korean Air has been excellent. Their staff is professional, knowledgeable and has a working relationship with Korean Air management. From the application process, screening, and now flying the line I have been completely satisfied with the job they do on my behalf.  They have my complete confidence and I highly recommend joining Korean Air with Rishworth."

B.Shockley, Korean Air First Officer (A330)

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Korean Air recruitment with Rishworth Aviation currently requires type-rated (TR) and non-type rated (NTR) Captains and First Officers for Korean Air (KAL) opportunities on B744, B777, A330 & B737NG aircrafts.

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 Terms & Conditions

  • Very competitive pay
  • Commuting contract – minimum guaranteed 9 consecutive days per month (plus travel days and annual leave days), with flights to anywhere on KAL's extensive worldwide network
  • Generous travel benefits for pilot and family (including Business class travel for commuting)
  • 24 days annual leave - which can be added to monthly days off
  • 5 star accommodation in Seoul
  • Contract term of 5 years, with extensions to age 65
  • Monthly per diems & overtime payments
  • Excellent proven Rishworth Insurances
  • Increased rates at renewal of contract
  • First Officer Completion Bonus 


For more details on pay and benefits please click below:

First Officers B744, B777, A330, B737-NG

Captains B744, B777, A330, B737-NG

Non Type Rated First Officers B777 and A330

Non Type Rated Captains B777 and A330

Pilot jobs

Korean Air Pilot jobs

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 KAL. Rishworth candidates have the highest sucess rates at interviews. We provide you with the best preparation information available, and help you through each stage of the process.

We are currently accepting applications for Korean Air screenings throughout 2016.

The screening dates are:

Screening Dates 2016

Cut off for Application


1 - 5
22 - 26 

2 December 2015


7 - 11
21 - 25 

6 January 


4 - 8
18 - 22 

10 February 


9 - 13
23 - 27 

9 March 


13 - 17
27 June - 1 July 

13 April 


11 - 15 July 

11 May 


22 - 26

15 June 


5 - 9
26 - 30  

6 July


10 - 14
24 - 28 

10 August 


7 -11
21 - 25 

7 September 


5 - 9 

5 October 


If you wish to apply for any of these screenings, please visit the job of interest below and click "Login"  or "Join Now" to 'Apply now'.  Once we receive your application, we will confirm your chosen screening date.

About Korean Air

Korean Air was founded in 1962 and is the national flag carrier for South Korea, operating scheduled flights to 13 cities domestically and 50 countries worldwide. They have many international destinations including: Africa, Asia, Europe, India, North America, Oceania and South America. KAL is a founding member of SkyTeam, the global airlines alliance. Korean Air is one of the few airlines that fly to all six inhabited continents.

As at August 2015, Korean Air is operating 163 aircrafts including A330, B747, B777, and B737NG. Korean Air has set ambitious growth targets for the next 10 years, anticipating revenue to more than double, and its fleet to expand by nearly 40% by 2019.

Korean Air is among the top 20 airlines in the world in terms of passengers carried and has won numerous awards over the years, such as 'Top 10 Airline in 2012', 'Best Airline in Asia' and 'World's Most Innovative Airline Excellence in Service'. Korean Air is a preferred airline choice for many pilots due to the pay conditions, commuting, roster and professional operation of the airline. There are over 400 expat pilots on contract at KAL, providing a large and supportive expat network.

Your Korean Air base in Seoul

As your operating base, your home in Seoul is the Hyatt Regency 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. Hyatt Regency has some of the best Korean food on offer as well as delicious international cuisine with KAL 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 eating and drinking 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 and ethernet internet access is provided at reasonable rates in your rooms or available free in the crew lounges, 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.

Flying in Korea and International Pilot Jobs with KAL

KAL 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.

To view the weekly route schedule and Korean Air destinations, please visit www.koreanair.com. Select Travel Planning, select Flight Schedules and select your desired 'Origin' then select Seoul/Incheon (ICN) under 'Destination' and then click weekly schedule. There are also cargo destinations, and you can travel on these flights for your days off.

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Rishworth Aviation recruits type rated pilots for the award winning Asiana Airlines for opportunities on A320, A330, B777 & B744 aircrafts. As an official recruitment agency for Asiana Airlines, Rishworth Aviation offers great terms and conditions for pilot jobs in Korea.


Asiana Airlines Terms & Conditions

  • Very competitive pay
  • Commuting and non-commuting contracts, with flights on the network
  • Excellent days off and annual leave provided
  • Generous travel benefits for pilot and family
  • Apartment accommodation provided in Seoul for non-commuting contracts
  • Contract term of 3 years, renewable
  • Monthly per diems, overtime payments & guaranteed annual pay increases
  • Excellent proven Rishworth Insurances

Asiana Airlines pilot jobs

Asiana Aircraft

We are currently accepting applications for B767 Captains.

 Please visit the job below and click "apply now" or, to register your interest in a role with Asiana, please forward your details to: asiana@rishworthaviation.com and we will contact you with details and screening dates as soon as they become available.

Please also click here to register your details and view our other opportunities that you may qualify for.

About Asiana Airlines

Based in Seoul, with an international hub at Incheon Aiport and a domestic hub at Gimpo Airport, Asiana Airlines is one of South Korea’s major airlines and has recently been the recipient of prestigious accolades such as 'Best Airline in the World’, ‘Airline of the Year’ and ‘Airline with the best in-flight service in the World’.

Since establishment in 1988, Asiana has grown significantly as an international carrier, operating globally to 93 cities in 26 countries, as well as servicing 12 cities domestically. Asiana offers a well-developed network in Asia, linking key cities in China, Japan, South East and Central Asia, as well as providing flights to major cities in North America and Europe. 

Asiana Airlines currently operate a passenger fleet consisting of A320/A321, A330, B737, B744, B767 and B777 aircraft and a cargo fleet of B744F aircraft which operate to international medium-long haul destinations in Asia, Europe and North America.

Your Asiana Airlines base in Seoul

Asiana offer 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.

Flying in Korea and International Pilot Jobs with Asiana Airlines

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 operates passenger services to Europe, Central Asia, Russia, China, South West Asia, South East Asia, Oceania, and USA. This covers 93 cities in 26 countries across 103 different routes, as well as serving 21 cities in fourteen countries with cargo services. Click here for current route details on Asiana Airlines' website.   


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About Korea

South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, often referred to as Korea, is a democratic, capitalist 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.

Working with Rishworth Aviation during your contract in Korea

Rishworth 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, India, Australasia and Brunei. We also contract crew in Europe, and both Northern and Southern Africa.

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.

Attractions and Activities in Korea

Planning on exploring Korea? From history to art, culture and the outdoors, Korea's attractions are plentiful:

  • Enjoy the cityscapes of Seoul, Korea's impressive commercial hub and the stunning landscapes of the ancient capital, Gyeongju
  • Enjoy authentic Korean cuisine - served with Kimchi; a mixture of pickled vegetables
  • Go hiking in the scenic national parks
  • Watch the martial art Tae Kwon Do which originated in Korea in the 1950s and 60s
  • Admire the colourful local dress known as Hanbok
  • Catch the three-hour boat ride from Busan to Yeosu
  • Explore the countless museums and art galleries for exclusive international exhibitions

There are 7 jobs featured in PILOT JOBS IN KOREA.

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    Asiana Airlines A330 First Officers - Urgent Requirement
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    Location/Base: Seoul, Korea
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    Location/Base: Seoul
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    Location/Base: Seoul
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    Asiana Airlines A330 Captains
    Contract Term: 3 years renewable. Start date as soon as possible
    Location/Base: Seoul
    Ref #: 118

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