07 / 07 / 2019
Wizz Air awaits applicants to its succesful pilot academy program

Kyiv, 2 July 2019 – Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines, today announced that following the successful launch of its Wizz Air Pilot Academy in 2017, the airline offers a new deferred payment scheme for those who are eager to participate in its integrated ATPL(A) training in order to become pilots. The first Cadets of the Wizz Air Pilot Academy programme – which offers young adults with no or little flying experience the unique opportunity to obtain a Commercial Pilot’s License and the perspective of working at Wizz Air as a pilot – are finishing their studies and are preparing for the type rating training. 

To support more applicants to make their dreams come true and a become pilot, Wizz Air offers a new deferred payment scheme for future Cadets, where out of the total €61,460 fees of the Wizz Air ATO ATPL(A) Integrated training they are required to pay upfront only an initial fee of €13,950 whereas the rest of the fee is paid by Cadets in instalments during their first years as pilot at Wizz Air. Besides the new payment scheme the airline now opens up its Pilot Academy to many more countries, to help the dreams of more aviation enthusiasts come true.

The integrated training program consists of 750 hours of ground, 60 hours of simulator and 145 hours of flight training over the course of 17 to 21 months at one of Wizz Air’s experienced flight school partners. During these months of Ab Initio Training, Cadets start to gain the necessary knowledge and develop their skills needed to be able to launch their airline pilot career at Wizz Air and support the significant expansion of the airline.

Cadets who successfully graduate from the Wizz Air Pilot Academy program can participate in the Airline Transition Program, Type Rating Course, Line Training and other internal trainings at WIZZ, they are then fit to start flying as First Officers across the WIZZ network, and potentially progress in their career. 

Wizz Air offers their pilots the chance for fast and constant career development. Currently, after joining the airline as First Officers, Cadets may apply for Senior First Officer position after around two years and after a minimum of further two years can apply for the upgrade program to become one of the Commanders of the Airbus A320/A321 and the A321neo aircraft which represents the newest technology in the industry. 

More information on the program is available at pilot-academy.wizzair.com.

WIZZ also offers the opportunity for candidates to meet the team of Wizz Air Pilot Academy in person at one of the program’s Open Days.


About Wizz Air

Wizz Air is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, operates a fleet of 113 Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft, and offers more than 650 routes from 25 bases, connecting 146 destinations across 44 countries. At Wizz Air, a team of more than 4,500 aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low ticket prices making Wizz Air the preferred choice of over 34 million passengers in 2018. Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ and is included in the FTSE 250 and FTSE All-Share Indices. Wizz Air is registered under the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the global benchmark in airline safety recognition. The company recently received the highest 7-star safety rating by airlineratings.com, the world’s only safety and product rating agency, and was recently named 2017 - European Airline of the Year by Aviation 100, a renowned annual publication that recognizes the year’s most outstanding performers in the aerospace industry.


Photo: Emil Salmanov

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Galina Bogdanenko, head of press-centre, marketing and advertising department.