Latvia Flight School Announces Improvement of Payment Structure

airBaltic Pilot Academy announces that it has improved the payment structure for its commercial pilot study program. As of now, after successfully passing company’s assessment, airBaltic will finance a significant part of the studies.

Pauls Cālītis, airBaltic Chief Operations Officer: “The relatively high cost of studies was a significant obstacle for aspiring young students to join the airBaltic Pilot Academy to become future airline pilots. This new system demonstrates airBaltic’s commitment to Pilot Academy and will enable more students to reach their dream of becoming a pilot.”

Students of the airBaltic Pilot Academy will now have to cover the costs of studies until obtaining a private pilot licence level, costing approximately EUR 15 000. After passing airBaltic pilot assessment and becoming an employee of the company, the airline will provide financing for the rest of the studies.

Overall, there are now 90 active students at airBaltic Pilot Academy. Most of the students are from Baltic countries, however, there are students also from other EU countries such as Germany, France, Finland, Spain and Italy among others. More than 10% of airBaltic Pilot Academy students are female.

airBaltic
(Air Baltic Corporation AS) connects the Baltic region with over 70 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and the CIS. Over the last 25 years airBaltic has developed as a strong, profitable and internationally respected airline. airBaltic is by far the best known international brand of Latvia and responsible for more than 2.5% of the Latvian GDP. airBaltic operates 33 Airbus A220-300 aircraft. 

airBalticTraining
A subsidiary of airBaltic, is a training facility offering a wide range of aviation training services in its modern and purpose-built training centre in Riga, Latvia. It was established in 2010 and since then each year provides training to approximately 3 000 professionals from across the world – more than 1 500 pilots, almost 1 000 cabin crew members and several hundred of ground handlers, cargo agents, security personnel and others.

Source: airBaltic Press Release

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