Commercial Airline Hiring Requirements

Commercial Airline Hiring Requirements

Our flight students train to become commercial airline pilots. If becoming a professional airline pilot is your dream, we are here to help. Flight training is the first step, but what happens when it’s time to fly for a major airline?

How many commercial airlines are in operation?

There are 5,000+ commercial airlines around the world flying all types of aircraft. Furthermore, all have different requirements when hiring professional pilots to work for them and different levels of pay. For example, if you want to fly in a specific country or for a specific airline, now is the time to learn the requirements. Therefore, you can begin preparing for your dream career. Also, it is important to familiarize yourself with the requirements of your country’s Civil Aviation Authority. We have trained pilots for hundreds of different airlines. Certainly, we are proud of our students who have achieved their dreams. Numerous airlines recognize Epic Flight Academy as a preferred flight training facility and offer preferential consideration for Epic ATPs.

What do I need to do to become a commercial airline pilot?

Because there are hundreds of commercial airlines operating worldwide, we research the requirements for you. The first requirement is to speak, listen, and communicate proficiently in English for the reason that English is the official language of aviation. Consequently, you will need strong English skills to complete your commercial flight training program. This is true no matter where you train. Once your official flight training ends, you will have to log additional flight hours to become a commercial airline pilot. Additionally, these flight hour requirements vary from county to country and from airline to airline. Below is a list of commercial airlines to help you understand the requirements of each. When it’s time to find a job with the airlines, it pays to be well informed. Prior to your pilot job interview, be sure to do as much research as possible. Be sure your passport is current, because this is a standard requirement.

We have tried to provide the most useful and accurate information regarding hiring requirements for commercial airlines. However, we encourage you to confirm these requirements for yourself as they are subject to change. We wish you a great career as a commercial pilot!

Passenger Airlines (USA)

Alaska Airlines

Allegiant Air

American Airlines

American Eagle Airlines

Delta Air Lines

Endeavor Air

Frontier Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines

jetBlue Airways

Mesa Airlines

PSA Airlines

SkyWest Airlines

Southwest Airlines

Spirit Airlines

TMC Jets/ Wheels Up (Charter)

United Airlines

Regional Passenger Airlines (USA)

Epic Graduate Flies for Republic Airways

Air Wisconsin


Envoy Air (subsidiary of American Airlines Group)

ExpressJet (subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc.)

GoJet Airlines

Horizon Air

Piedmont Airlines

Republic Airways

Silver Airways

Freight/Cargo (USA)



Atlas Air

FedEx Express

Kalitta Air

Polar Air Cargo

UPS Airlines

International Airlines

Epic Graduate Flies for Azman Air Services

AerCaribe (Charter)

Aer Lingus

Aeroflot Russian Airlines

Aerolínea de Antioquia ADA

Aero Mongolia

Aexpa (Charter)


AirAsia India

Air Astana

Air Atlanta Icelandic

Air Busan

Air China

Air Canada

Air Colombia

Air Deccan

Air France KLM

Air India

Air India Express

Air Luang

Air New Zealand Group

Air Odisha

Air Panama (Regional)

Air Peace (Private/Charter)

Air Pohang (Regional)

Air Seoul (Regional)


Alliance Air

ANA – All Nippon Airways


Arik Air

ASACO (Charter)

Asiana Airlines

Associated Aviation

ASTA Linhas Aéreas

Austrian Airlines AG


Avianca Brazil

Avianca Perú

Azul Brazilian Airlines

Azman Air

Bek Air

Berkut Air

Blue Air

British Airways

Caicos Express Airways (Regional)


Cathay Pacific

Cebu Pacific Air

Central Charter de Colombia

China Airlines

China Eastern Airlines

China Southern Airlines

Club One Air (Charter)

Confident Airlines (Private)

Copa Airlines

Daily Air

Dallah Avco

Dana Air

Deccan Charters

Dornier Aviation Nigeria

Dove Airlines (Charter)

Eastar Jet



East Wing (Private)


Emirates Airline


Far Eastern Air Transport

First Nation Airways


Fly Divine (Charter)


Garuda Indonesia


Gol Transportes Aéreos

Hak Air

Hainan Group (HNA Group)

Hunnu Airlines


Jagson Airlines

JAL Group (Japan Airlines)

Jal Hans (Charter)

Jeju Air

Jet Airways


Jetstar Pacific

Jin Air

Kaz Air Trans


Kenya Airways

Korea Express Air

Korean Air

LATAM Airlines Brazil

LATAM Airlines Colombia

LATAM Airlines Group


LC Perú

Lion Air


Malaysia Airlines

Mandarin Airlines

MAP Linhas Aéreas

Max Air (Charter)

Med-View Airline

Mega Aircompany

MIAT Mongolian Airlines

Nesma Airlines



Overland Airways (Cargo and Charter)


Qatar Airways

Quikjet Airlines

Passaredo Transportes Aéreas

Pearl Aviation (Charter)

Peruvian Airlines

Pinnacle Air (Charter)

Piquiatuba Transportes Aéreas

Prime Aviation


SARPA (Charter and Medical)

SAS Scandinavian Airlines

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia)

SaudiGulf Airlines

SCAT Airlines

Searca SA

Shenzhen Airlines

Singapore Airlines

Sky Pearl Aviation (Charter)


Spirit Air (Charter)

StarLux Airlines

Star Perú

Sunday Airlines (Charter)



Supreme Airlines (Charter)

SWISS (Swiss International Air Lines)

TAC Colombia (Charter)

Taj Air (Charter)

Thai Airways International

Tigerair Taiwan

Titan Aviation (Charter)

TruJet (Regional)

TUI Airways

Turkish Airlines

T’way Air

Uni Air

Ventura AirConnect (Charter)

Vertical de Aviación (Charter)

VietJet Air

Vietnam Airlines

Vietnam Air Services Company

Virgin Atlantic


Viva Air Colombia (Charter)

Viva Air Perú

Vueling Airlines



Wizz Air

Zoom Air

Freight/Cargo (International)



Air Cargo Mongolia

Aircompany ATMA

Allied Air

Avianca Cargo

Blue Dart Aviation

China Airlines Cargo

DHL Aero Expreso

DHL Express

EVA Air Cargo

Korean Air Cargo

LATAM Cargo Brasil

Líneas Aéreas Suramericanas 



SELVA – Servicios Aéreos del Vaupes

Sideral Air Cargo

SNAS Aviation

Total Linhas Aéreas

Transair Hawaii

Turkish Cargo

Uniworld Air Cargo

Virgin Atlantic Cargo



U.S. Customs and Border Patrol

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