airBaltic Pilot Academy 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.

“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,” Pauls Cālītis, airBaltic Chief Operations Officer. “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, costing approximately EUR 15 000. After passing the 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 European Union countries such as Germany, France, Finland, Spain and Italy among others. More than 10% of airBaltic Pilot Academy students are female.

On May 6, airBaltic Pilot Academy will hold an Open Days event at the airBaltic Training facilities in Riga.