If you want to fly for international airlines, or specifically Asian airlines, now is the time to train. And my advice for professional flight training is be sure to check out Phoenix East Aviation in Daytona Beach. Great training. Fabulous beach and lifestyle. Lots of international students creates a great atmosphere. But back to the Asian airlines opportunities.
Who seems to be growing in Asia? The latest list is long — Bangkok Airways, Okay Airways, Ryanair — and many, many more. If you want to fly professionally, don’t wait. Growth is happening now and creating more opportunities.
Bangkok Air is growing their China operations with new non-stop service to Zhengzhou (CGO) and Hangzhou (HGH). They operate Airbus A320s. Bangkok Air already flies to other parts of China, including Jinghong, Guilin, Xi’an and Shenzhen.
Since we’re talking Asia aviation here, did you know Okay Airways, the first private airline in China, launched services this year? Haven’t been able to find out what aircraft they fly yet…………..
Ryanair is buying more airplanes. I expect they’ll need more pilots now too. Ryanair is investing about $250 million USD and buying four 7377s. BIG NEWS for German aviation pilots and support folks — this should create 200 or more new jobs at Luebeck (Hamburg), Germany, with a knock-on effect of adding another 2,000 jobs in the region. More growth here. Check this: Ryanair aims to operate low-fare (their marketing strength) scheduled services from Luebeck across Europe and estimates they’ll deliver two million (that’s not a typo, two million ) passengers in the first year at this base.