airBaltic is a leading airline in Baltics, known for its cutting-edge innovations and modern fleet. We take pride in being at the forefront of the aviation industry and constantly expanding our operations. Join us and you will be flying state-of-the-art single-aisle jet aircraft, where the views, cruises and experiences are unmatched. Take your career to new heights in one of the most modern and environmentally friendly airlines in Europe!

We are looking for Senior First Officers and First Officers for the upcoming season! We offer a fast-track command for those who bring experience and performance.

*A Direct Entry Captain position is not available at the moment.

Your benefits

  • Opportunity to fly the most modern single-aisle jet-aircraft on the market.

  • Annual average base income range for First Officer - 43 200 – 58 800 EUR/ gross Senior First Officer – 53 000 – 66 000 EUR / gross

  • Upgrade to Captain First Officer – within 2-3 years Senior First Officer – within 1 year

  • Company paid training, uniform, medical certificate and FCL administrative costs.

  • The following month’s roster is published 14 days before the respective month so that you can plan your time.

  • Home leave tickets and numerous agreements with other airlines for fantastic airfares across the whole world.

  • Multicultural environment Colleagues of over 33 nationalities across the world that make your days never the same.

  • Efficient use of natural resources and your time. We have introduced Apple iPads into the pilot's cockpit as a modernization investment, ditching paper flight plans, manuals and forms as part of an effort to increase sustainability and efficiency.

  • Personal development opportunities through in-house developed ALFA Leadership program and Latvian language courses.


  • Valid EU FCL CPL or ATPL license (EASA form 141);
  • Valid EASA Medical Class 1;
  • ICAO English 4 or higher;
  • For First Officers - at least 1000 hours of Commercial Air Transport (CAT) operations on aircraft with EFIS, FMA and FMS systems, MTOW > 5,7t;
  • For Senior First Officers - Minimum of 2750 hours of Commercial Air Transport (CAT) operations on modern aircraft with EFIS, FMA and FMS systems;
  • Minimum of 1500 hours on CS25 (MTOW >5,7t);
  • To be self-motivated, committed to the highest standards of safety and responsibility, and willing to relocate to Baltic States for the contract duration period.

Fly By Questions with airBaltic

"I am truly taking pride in working for airBaltic. It's very dynamic, fast growing and promising for both beginners and experienced pilots. The newest Airbus A220s fleet, excellent flight crew training, professional reliable management: all this gives great confidence for the future!"

Captain Darja Divakova

Recruitment process


Within a month in average the selection process continues with next stages:

Document screening
Online pre-screening test
SIM assessment
Knowledge testing
Technical/HR interview
On-site safety assessment test
Psychological assessment
Management interview

Job offer

* Interval between each stage is maximum two weeks , bet due to a large number of submitted application and high interest from the candidates it could be a bit longer.

About us

Our people are proud to be part of the team. airBaltic is the Latvian flag carrier and the leader in the Baltic market. We are a stable and transparent airline with already more than 27 years of experience in the Baltics and beyond.

  • Our mission

    Is to ensure vital connectivity between the Baltic States and the world and deliver a significant contribution to the economy.

  • Our vision

    Sees airBaltic becoming a sustainable carrier in the EU aviation market, while maintaining a continuous growth path and innovative improvement of passenger experience, and developing the Baltic states as one of the key European business centres.


  • We deliver

    Consistent excellence in every aspect of our business is what we strive for every day. We are strongly committed to delivering top-notch quality in all areas of our operations. We make sure that travel is safe, punctual and smooth for our customers. We are a reliable partner for everyone we cooperate with.

  • We care

    We love what we do and our passion for aviation inspires others. We build long-lasting relationships with our passengers, anticipating their needs and offering the best service possible. Sustainability is at the core of all the ways we work.

  • We grow

    We see challenges as opportunities to develop. We innovate, improve, and move forward to be ahead of the industry. We believe in the balance of thinking fast and smart – true leaders are flexible visionaries and take clear decisions to adapt to change and create a better future.

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Career opportunities

Dedicated team of people from different nationalities

Brand new aircrafts (Q400, Airbus A220-300)

Innovative airline

C. van Rossum – Chief Pilot

Working since 2005 and has no reasons to leave because of the great career development

Working with nice colleagues

Highly motivated team

Support from the crew and the operations

Working environment is demanding but friendly

Offers everything you can expect from a major airline

Perfect platform for starting a career

V. Bratigny – CPT, instructor, line CPT

Big enough to have varied route-network

Small enough to know most of your colleagues

Solid organisation, able to be launch customer of the Airbus A220-300

J, den Ouden – CPT, instructor, line CPT