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Pilot Jobs in Korea with Korean Air​

Korean Air Terms & Conditions

Rishworth Aviation is an official agency for Korean Air, providing the largest number of foreign pilots to the airline for 25 years. We offer great terms and conditions for Korean Air pilot jobs. Korean Air recruitment with Rishworth Aviation includes Captains for Korean Air opportunities on B747-400/800, B777, and B787 aircraft.

  • Very competitive monthly pay

  • Monthly per diems & overtime payments

  • Commuting contract - 11 consecutive days at home each month

  • Generous travel benefits for Pilot and family – including Business Class travel for monthly commuting

  • 5-star hotel accommodation in Seoul

  • Increased pay rates at contract renewal

  • Fly to age 65

  • Excellent proven Rishworth insurances

  • Flexible banking and payment options 

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.

Korean Air Awards & Recognitions

Korean Air continues to be recognized worldwide for its strong performance throughout the pandemic and its efforts to enhance customer service. The airline was not only named Air Transport World’s 2021 Airline of the Year and 2022 Cargo Operator of the Year but also received a Skytrax 5-star COVID safety rating and a 5-star global airline rating by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX). In 2023, Korean Air earned the highest 5-star airline rating from Skytrax, one of the world’s most prestigious air transport rating organizations, for the second consecutive time. As a pilot, seize the opportunity to join the top-rated airline, renowned for excellence and global recognition!

Korean Air Screening Process

Rishworth Aviation candidates have the highest success rates at interviews. Rishworth Aviation provides you with expert support throughout the application, interview, and selection process. Once working at Korean Air, this contact and support continue, offering you outstanding banking and payment services and comprehensive medical and income protection options. Click HERE for more information.

Your Korean Air base in Seoul

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.

About Korea

​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 over 25 million inhabitants in the Seoul national capital area. South Korea's total population is over 50 million people.

Working with Rishworth Aviation during your contract in Korea

Rishworth Aviation has over 35 years' experience, dealing with over 100 international and domestic carriers, spanning 40 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.

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 fermented 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

Pilots in Korea Testimonials

"Flying the Boeing 777 for Korean Air is a most enjoyable and satisfying way to earn a living. Rishworth acts professionally and when any contractual issues arise they are dealt with promptly and effectively. I highly recommend Rishworth."

- J. Pooler, Captain (B777), Korean Air

"Korean Air is a very well organized company, flying worldwide with an excellent commuting contract. Rishworth Aviation were very supportive, starting from when I received the paperwork until the moment I boarded the plane to start my course in Seoul."

- Robert Brandt, Captain (B777), Korean Air

Latest Pilot Jobs in Korea.

Korean Air B787 Captains

Rishworth Aviation is currently seeking B787 Captains for Korean Air for this well regarded 5 year renewable worldwide commuting Contract. *Screening includes Simulator Evaluation, Physical Examination, Psychometric Test and Interview.  Screening will be scheduled once or twice a month / detailed dates will be informed accordingly.  Application cut off date: 31 May, 30 June, 31 July 2024 Tentative Screening Aug-Oct 2024 Korean Air's Minimum Requirements For Applications: Valid B787 Type Rating  1000+ PIC hours on B787 (or 500 hours on B787 as Captain, plus 1000 B787 First Officer hours) 2500+ total PIC hours multi-crew commercial jet 5000+ total hours multi crew commercial jet hours  7000+ total flight hours  Flown on B787 as PIC within 12 months (or 24 months if current on any other multi crew jet)  Under 60 years of age at the date of joining  High School Certificate/Diploma   Rishworth Aviation has for over 25 years been the largest provider of expatriate Pilots to Korean Air, with many Pilots working at Korean Air for over 15 years. This means there is a large supportive expat Pilot community and Rishworth’s dedicated team available on hand at anytime to assist you. Working for Rishworth whilst flying for Korean Air offers the opportunity to join a major international airline and enjoy the benefits of this well-established commuting contract. Submit your application as soon as possible. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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