Xiamen Air

Xiamen Air is the first airline operated in the course of modern enterprise in China. Established on July 25, 1984 and based in Xiamen, Fujian Province it operates scheduled passenger flights out of Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport and, to a lesser extent, Fuzhou Changle International Airport.

Xiamen Air was honored with the title of "The Best Airline In Mainland China" for 6 consecutive quarters in the "Airlines Service Survey" made by CARNOC.com.














Scheduling Model

42 days(including
sick leave)

22days on
8days off

44days on
16days off

19days on
 11days off

38days on
22days off

Type Rating


Yearly Income

343,800 USD

330,600 USD

330,600 USD

279,000 USD

279,000 USD

Monthly Income

24,650 USD

23,550 USD

23,550 USD

19,750 USD

19,750 USD

Monthly Basic Salary


22,100 USD

22,100 USD

18,300 USD

18,300 USD

Annual Leave

42 days (including sick leacve)




24,000 USD/Y

24,000 USD/Y

24,000 USD/Y

18,000 USD/Y

18,000 USD/Y

Contract Renewal

15,000usd after each renewed contract year for the second contract; 20,000usd after

each renewed contract year for the third contract

Radio Operator

400 USD/M

CAT B Instructor

500 USD/M



10,000RMB net per month(about 1450 USD)


6,000 USD/Y


Several hundreds RMB per night depending on company policy


8000 USD/child per year, no more than two children

Overtime Pay






Ticket Benefits

 5 free tickets & 5 ID 75 tickets per year (regional and international flights by XMN) for employee

 and immediate family

license loss)

2000USD/year for employee and immediate family


17 B737-700,103 B737-800,6 B757-200,6 B787-8



Training Pay


70% of Monthly Basic Salary during Ground School


80% of Monthly Basic Salary during Line Training

Note regarding Contract

For Option 2 Model A, each February is an exception (22 days on+6 days off);  

For Model B,day off for each single month cannot be more than 14 days;

For Option 3 Model A, each February is an exception (19 days on+9 days off);

For Model B, day off for each single month cannot be more than 16 days;


Yearly income include education reimbursement/2 kids, exclude radio operator, instructor
and contract renewal bonus; monthly income exclude radio operator, instructor bonus

1.      5000+ hours total time, 500 hours PIC on B737NG, 2000+ hours total PIC and FO time on multi-crew, multi-engine jets

2.      Current flight within recent 12 calendar months

3.      No older than 55 years old 

4.      ICAO level 4

5.      Medical Class 1

6.      No history of incidents or accidents

7.      Recommendation letter

Screening Items

Theirs 2 part of the entire screening.

Part 1 (First Trip to China) – Medical check, interview, ATPL written exam, Company SIM Check

Part 2 (Second Trip to China) – CAAC SIM Check


Screening Preparation

1 Visa, Tickets, Hotel

Our recruitment team will assist you with your visa application, tickets and hotel reservations after you pass qualification check. Tickets and hotel fees are cover by the airlines. Usually you need to first purchase a ticket and refund it from the airline after screening.

2 Simulator Assessment

When you pass qualification check, we’ll send you the SIM checklist and relevant profiles.

3 Medical check


Before you come to China, please keep a light diet and better to have some simple check for your organ. Medical tips will be sent to you together with SIM profiles.

FYI. The medical problems that most fail pilots in China are as below.

a. Kidney stone

b. High blood pressure

c. Arrhythmia of the heart

d. Fatty liver GPT ALT high

e. Glaucoma

f. Color blindness - cannot see the figures on the book under a fluorescent lamp

g. Obesity


ATPL Written Exam

During the qualification check, you can start using ATPL self-study materials which we provided. This exam is not that tough as long as you work hard on it.

Xiamen is located in Southeast of Fujian province, beside the Taiwan Strait. Is considered as the cleanest port city in China thus people call Xiamen "the garden on the sea" or call it "green island".

The city is known for its mild climate, Hoklo influence and colonial architecture, as well as its relatively low pollution. In 2006, Xiamen was ranked as China's 2nd-"most suitable city for living", as well as China's "most romantic leisure city" in 2011.

Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport (IATA: XMN, ICAO: ZSAM) is the airport serving the city of Xiamen in Fujian Province, China. It is the main base of Xiamen Airlines and TAECO, an aircraft maintenance provider. The airport is located on the north side of Xiamen Island. Construction of a new terminal started in October 2011 and was completed in 2014.

In 2016, Xiamen airport was the 11th busiest in terms of passenger traffic with 22,737,610 passengers.

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