Being an Emirates pilot offers an excellent opportunity to fly with a fast-growing, award-winning airline

Emirates, a global connector of people, places and economies, will be holding a pilot roadshow to recruit experienced and technically proficient commercial pilots in South Africa to fly its growing network of international routes. 

The roadshow offers a great opportunity for interested pilots to learn more about the recruitment process, and talk to Emirates’ staff about the benefits of being an Emirates pilot, living and working in Dubai.

Details of the roadshows

The pilot roadshow sessions will be held in Johannesburg & Cape Town. 

  1. The sessions in Johannesburg will be held at the DaVinci Hotel and Suites on Nelson Mandela Square on the 4th April at 10am and 2pm, and on the 5th at 10am at the same venue.
  2. The second roadshow will take place at the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice by Marriott Cape Town in Cape Town on April 6th at 10:00am and 2pm, with another session on the 7th at 10am at the same venue.  

Pilots only need to attend one of the sessions and prior registration is not required to participate. Interested candidates should arrive at the venue on time to attend the information session. 

In addition to passenger aircraft, Emirates now offers pilots the option to join the airline’s dedicated Boeing 777 freighter pilot team. The freighter pilot contract offers a unique opportunity for pilots with a new 28 days on, 13 days off roster pattern.

Being an Emirates pilot

Being an Emirates pilot offers an excellent opportunity to fly with a fast-growing, award-winning airline. Emirates pilots enjoy a competitive tax free salary, medical and dental insurance, annual leave and company accommodation, whilst living in one of the world’s leading cultural and business hubs – Dubai.

Emirates also operates one of the largest fleets in the industry with 260 passenger aircraft, all of which are either Airbus A380 or Boeing 777 aircraft. With more than 200 aircraft on order, Emirates will continue to increase its fleet size and extend its network, which already stands at over 155 destinations in 84 countries and six continents.

Emirates operates four daily flights between Dubai and Johannesburg, three to Cape Town and a daily flight between Dubai and Durban.

For further details about the recruitment process and eligibility requirements please visit