Hiring Requirements for SunExpress

Type of airline: International Passenger (Charter)

Headquarters: Antalya, Turkey

Hubs: Adnan Menderes Airport and Antalya Airport with 107 destinations.

Origin: The company was founded in 1989.


  • Comfortable
  • Affordable
  • Quality Service

Hiring Requirements:

Depending on what kind of pilot job you’re applying for at SunExpress, you’ll have to ensure you fulfill the basic qualifications. On board, you will need to demonstrate good English and German skills so that you can effectively meet the needs of our passengers. A knowledge of Turkish is also crucial when working on some flights, but is not a compulsory requirement.


  • ATPL (A) license issued in accordance with JAR-FCL or ICAO standards
  • Class 1 medical certificate issued in accordance with JAR-FCL 3, EASA Part-MED or ICAO standards
  • Minimum 4000 flight hours total experience
  • Minimum 1500 flight hours on aircraft heavier than of 27000 kg MTOW
  • Minimum 3 years airline pilot experience (starting with type rating endorsement date)
  • Minimum 500 hours active PIC experience (on aircraft with more than 19 seat capacity and heavier than 27000 kg MTOW)
  • Minimum ICAO Level 4 English proficiency
  • Valid B737 NG Type Rating is required for ICAO licensed pilots
  • Must be between 1.60 m and 1.95 m height

First Officers:

  • Candidates should have Turkish Passport or Blue Card
  • Minimum age 21 years
  • Minimum CPL (A)/IR (A) license and IR on multi-engine aircraft
  • MCC course
  • ATPL (A) theoretical knowledge exams passed
  • JAR FCL 3 class 1 medical
  • University Degree
  • Must be between 1.60 m and 1.95 m height
  • English language proficiency for F/O candidates:
    • TOEIC(Reading 385, Listening 400, Speaking 160, Writing 150)
    • TOEFL IBT (Reading 21, Listening 21, Speaking 22, Writing 20)
    • IELTS (Reading 6.5, Listening 6, Speaking 6.5, Writing 6)


Homepage: SunExpress

Although we have tried to provide the most useful and accurate information here regarding hiring requirements for commercial airlines, we encourage you to confirm these requirements for yourself.

Our flight school provides the training you need to get started for a career with SunExpress. Wishing you a great career as a commercial airline pilot and hoping you land your dream job!