Qingdao Airlines is a startup Chinese airline that commenced operations on 26 April 2014.

The carrier is based at Qingdao Liuting International Airport.






In   service 

Delivery   in 2017







Work Patterns

30-45 Days Annual Leave

6 weeks on 2   weeks off

6 weeks on 3   weeks off

4 weeks on 4   weeks off

Yearly Income

CAAC License Holder

320,000+18,000   USD

/1st year;

322,000   USD/2nd year;

324,000   USD/3rd year;

294,000+16,000   USD

/1st year;

296,000   USD/2nd year;

298,000   USD/3rd year;

276,000+14,000   USD

/1st year;

278,000   USD/2nd year;

280,000   USD/3rd year;

222,000+12,000   USD

/1st year;

224,000   USD/2nd year;

226,000   USD/3rd year;

Non-CAAC License Holder

314,000   USD/1st year;

316,000 USD/2nd   year;

318,000   USD/3rd year;

288,000   USD/1st year;

290,000   USD/2nd year;

292,000   USD/3rd year;

270,000   USD/1st year;

272,000   USD/2nd year;

274,000   USD/3rd year;

216,000   USD/1st year;

218,000   USD/2nd year;

220,000   USD/3rd year;

Monthly Income

CAAC License Holder

23,500 USD

21,500 USD

20,000 USD

15,500 USD

Non-CAAC License Holder

23,000 USD

21,000 USD

19,500 USD

15,000 USD

Sick Leave

10   Days

8   Days




Contract Renewal Bonus

10,000USD/1st   year;

12,000USD/2nd   year;

14,000USD/3rd   year

8,000USD/1st   year;

10,000USD/2nd   year;

12,000USD/3rd   year

8,000USD/1st   year;

10,000USD/2nd   year;

12,000USD/3rd   year

8,000USD/1st   year;

10,000USD/2nd   year;

12,000USD/3rd   year








Pilot and   families: 6 free flight tickets per year on Qingdao Airlines and 6 ID75   flight tickets





Overtime Pay






Loss of license insurance:1400RMB/M; Medical Insurance:165USD/M.

Training Pay

For Non-CAAC License holders: During the ground   training:300USD/D, and during the Line Training:80% monthly salary

For CAAC License holders:80% monthly salary during all   the training period

1.      For CAAC ATPL Holder with at least 2 years of CCAR121 operation experience, under 57 years old

2.      For Non CAAC ATPL holder & less experience CAAC ATPL holder, under 55 years old

3.      Valid ATPL license which can be verified by CAAC

4.      Minimum PIC600 on A320 & Min 3000 hours Total

5.      Class 1 Medical Cert

6.      Valid ICAO 4 or above

7.      Last PC within 6 Months

8.      No Incident/accident record

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.

Qingdao is a city in eastern Shandong Province on the east coast of China. It is the largest city in its province.  Lying across the Shandong Peninsula and looking out to the Yellow Sea, it borders Yantai to the northeast, Weifang to the west and Rizhao to the southwest. Qing in Chinese means "cyan" or "greenish-blue", while dao means "island".


Qingdao is a major seaport, naval base, and industrial centre. The world's longest sea bridge, the Jiaozhou Bay Bridge, links the main urban area of Qingdao with Huangdao district, straddling the Jiaozhou Bay sea areas. It is also the site of the Tsingtao Brewery, the second largest brewery in China.

Qingdao Liuting International Airport (IATA: TAO, ICAO: ZSQD) is the main airport serving the city of Qingdao in Shandong Province, China. It is about 19 mi from the city center. Its IATA code is used for its former name Tsingtao.


In 2016, Qingdao Liuting was the 16th busiest airport in China with 20,505,038 passengers.


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