5. 10. 2004 - Czech Airlines has begun recruiting new pilots

Prague, 5 October 2004

In connection with the dynamic development programme for its fleet, Czech Airlines has begun the recruitment process for pilots.  The company plans to hire 84 new pilots – some of whom will start flying for CSA as of the Winter timetable 2004.

The selection process for new pilots is related to the approved CSA Strategy for the period 2004-2014, especially concerning CSA’s network and fleet development plans.  CSA intends to further strengthen its position as the largest national carrier among the new EU member countries and to use the resulting business opportunities wisely and aggressively.

In 2004, the Czech national carrier’s fleet will expand from 35 to 45 aircraft, and as of April 2005 the company plans to operate 4 additional new-generation airplanes. 

Depending on the length of operator’s training, the first new CSA pilots will join the airline during the months of October and November 2004.  The first of them will begin flying as of the Winter timetable 2004.

Peter Jusko, Vice-president for Flight Operations says: ”Most of the candidates are Czech citizens, but by the end of this December at the latest, CSA will also comply with conditions regarding the employment of pilots from abroad.

When announcing its recruitment plans, CSA always follows the effective Czech legislation. The candidates who successfully pass all components of the selection process, and are selected by the committee, join CSA under standard labour and wage conditions.  

Jaroslav Švábík, Vice-president for Human Resources adds: “The preliminary number of applicants is a pleasant surprise.  All candidates who meet the demanding criteria of the selection process have the same chance to become Czech Airlines pilots.

Pilots can apply after viewing advertising published in many media, including Web sites, or after visiting www.czechairlines.com.


Jitka Novotná
CSA spokesperson