Our Flight Crew

Etihad Airways is the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates with its home base in the capital city of Abu Dhabi. The World Travel Awards has given Etihad the prestigious title of "World's Leading Airline" for the fifth consecutive year.

Since its inception in 2003, the airline has spread its wings to over 95 destinations across the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and North & South America; earning the reputation of being one of the fastest growing airlines in commercial aviation history.

Our Fleet

Etihad's New Generation Fleet

Our fleet includes the latest generation of aircrafts including A320, A330-200/300, A340-500/600 and B777s with over 100 more aircrafts on order with another 105 options and purchase rights including the A380, A350 and the B787.

The airline currently operates a fleet of 79 aircraft including 9 freighters and has set its sights to fly 25 million guests a year to at least 100 destinations by 2020.

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Become an Etihad Captain

Do you want to fly for the World’s Leading Airline across an expanding global network?
Become an Etihad Captain

We are recruiting pilots from all over the world to operate our new generation fleet.

We offer a competitive package for all our captains and opportunities for further career development – explore our opportunities today.

Become an Etihad First Officer

Do you want to expand your career opportunities with the World’s Leading Airline?
Become an Etihad First Officer

Are you interested in flying across our global network in our next generation fleet?

Explore the opportunities we have for direct entry First Officers and find yourself travelling to new destinations worldwide in a new and exciting career with Etihad Airways.

The Etihad Network

Our global network spans across 6 continents serving 95 locations in 56 countries. Last year saw us open 6 new routes to Amsterdam, Belgrade, Ho Chi Minh City, Sana’a, São Paulo and Washington DC. We have announced 8 new routes for 2014 which will expand our global network to a reach of 102 destinations.


Etihad Cargo was established in 2004. It currently operates a fleet of nine dedicated cargo aircraft that fly on scheduled services to 24 of Etihad’s passenger destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.


Etihad Cargo also operates freighters to a further 13 freighter-only destinations that include: Benghazi, Eldoret, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Houston, Kabul, Miami, Quito, Sharjah, Vienna, Viracopos, Tbilisi and Djibouti.

Four freighters are scheduled for delivery in 2013 and 2014.



As an Etihad pilot, you will enjoy the benefits of:

• Fantastic tax-free salary which is competitive within the industry and reviewed on a regular basis.
• Meal Allowance during layovers.
• Company provided accommodation or a generous accommodation allowance.
• Access to exclusive state of the art Etihad swimming pools, health clubs and fitness centres at no cost.

• Competitive Flight Duty Allowance.
• 42 Days Annual Leave.
• Staff travel Benefits.
• End-of-service Benefits.
• Excellent free Private Medical Insurance.
• Accidental and Live Insurance Benefits.
• Employee discounts and Special Offers at restaurants, shops, hotels and leisure facilities across the United Arab Emirates.

Our Recruitment Process

Our recruitment process begins with your completed application form, which is checked by our team. If you meet our requirements and provide us with appropriate documentation, you will be shortlisted.

After being shortlisted and if any slots for interview are available, you will get invited for the interview days in our Training Headquarters in Abu Dhabi.

Assessment helps to determine suitability for the role and whether you have the skills to meet the required competencies.

There are three days of extensive tests and an interview ►