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Emirates Opens Its Doors To Pilots From The USA

Dubai, UAE, 8 June, 2018 – Emirates airline invites interested pilots from the USA to fly one of the world’s most modern fleets, across its growing network of international routes. The Dubai-based airline will be hosting Pilot Roadshows throughout four key gateway cities across the U.S., including Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Houston and Seattle. The events in Boston, Fort Lauderdale and Houston will take place from June 18th- 22nd. The event in Seattle will take place on July 18th.

The Emirates Pilot Roadshow is a chance for pilots looking for a rewarding career experience to learn more about the role and recruitment process, speak with Emirates’ staff about the benefits of working as a pilot for Emirates and find out more about living and working in one of the world’s largest cultural and business hubs – Dubai. 

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 and attend the information session. Emirates also welcomes interested spouses to attend the presentations and to obtain information on living in Dubai, schooling for children and other aspects that would touch upon the lifestyle of the family.

Key Details for the Upcoming Emirates Pilot Roadshows

The Emirates Pilot Roadshow will have several sessions across the U.S. in four key Emirates gateway markets, including:

  • Houston
    • First session: Monday, June 18th – 10:00 AM
    • Second session: Monday, June 18th – 4:00 PM
    • Location: Hilton Americas-Houston, 1600 Lamar Street  I  Houston,  TX 77010 
  • Fort Lauderdale
    • First  session: Wednesday, June 20th – 10:00 AM
    • Second  session: Wednesday, June 20th – 4:00 PM
    • Location: The Diplomat Beach Resort, South Ocean Drive Hollywood, FL 33019
  • Boston
  • Seattle
    • Details will be made available online

Interested pilots who are unable to attend the roadshow can also apply online. Further information on the selection process, salary and benefits can be found at

Additionally, from July 21st – July 25th, Emirates will be hosting a Pilot Selection Programme (PSP) in Miami. Here, shortlisted pilots would be invited for simulator assessments and advanced COMPASS testing sessions. Access to this programme is by invitation only and pilots are required to create an online application in advance to be considered for evaluation. Pilots who meet our requirements can contact the Emirates recruitment team at to express their interest in attending this Miami event. Further information on the Pilot Selection Programme can be found at

Rewarding Opportunities as an Emirates Pilot

The selected candidates will live in one of the world’s leading cultural and business hubs – Dubai, and enjoy all the benefits associated with this new role, including:

  • Competitive salary paid tax free in Dubai
  • Free accommodations in the heart of Dubai (apartment/ villa)
  • Life and Accident, Medical and dental insurance
  • Global primary and secondary education allowance for children between the ages of 4 and 19
  • Annual leave of 42 calendar days (Passenger Fleet)
  • Pick up and drop off to and from duty from your home in Dubai to the airport
  • Eligibility for an annual bonus
  • A ‘free’ annual ticket for you and your eligible family
  • Platinum discount card for over 600 retailers and service suppliers in Dubai and overseas

What’s more, as an Emirates Pilot, as well a front row seat to over 150 destinations and over 80 countries in the airline’s six continents-spanning network, there are concessional travel benefits for themselves, family and friends.

“The caliber of our pilots is one of the many things that set Emirates apart from our competitors,” says Natalie Del Carlo, Chicago native and Emirates First Officer. “I am extremely honored to be a part of such a highly trained and experienced flight deck crew team, and encourage interested applicants to attend the recruitment sessions and learn more about the unique experiences and unmatched benefits of working for Emirates.”

Emirates and the U.S.

Founded in 1985, Emirates is a global connector of people, places and economies and is the world’s largest international airline. Based in Dubai, the airline’s global network serves 158 destinations in 85 countries across six continents. Its luxurious amenities, regionally inspired gourmet cuisine, award-winning in-flight entertainment system – ICE which includes up to 3,500 channels of films, TV shows, music and games – and unmatched hospitality provided by its iconic multilingual Cabin Crew have made Emirates one of the world’s most recognized airline brands. It operates one of the world’s youngest modern wide-body fleets, and is the first and only airline in the world to operate a fleet of all Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft for its passenger flights.

Emirates has carried more than 17.6 million passengers on U.S. flights since launching services to New York in 2004. The airline currently serves 12 U.S. gateways – Newark (EWR), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Orlando (MCO), Chicago (ORD), Boston (BOS), San Francisco (SFO), Los Angeles (LAX), Seattle (SEA), Dallas (DFW), Houston (IAH), Washington (IAD) and New York (JFK), including a trans-Atlantic route between JFK and Milan Malpensa (MXP) and freighter services to freighter services to Columbus, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and New York. Emirates SkyCargo offers up to 2,000 tons of export capacity from the U.S. each week – we help export cherries from Seattle, fresh seafood and medical equipment from Boston, pharmaceuticals from Chicago and oil and gas equipment from Houston – stimulating trade and opening new markets for American businesses across the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Emirates’ partnerships in the US bring about combined benefits for passengers, US partner carriers and US communities. Emirates signed partnership agreements with JetBlue Airways, WestJet and Alaska Airlines feeding hundreds of passengers daily onto their domestic networks. Emirates also has interline agreements with Virgin America, Porter Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines and Sun Country. Emirates was named the World’s Best Airline by Skytrax in 2016.

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