Why Turkish Airlines
Meet the Team
Living in Turkey
MORE ABOUT TURKISH AIRLINES
Istanbul Atatürk Airport is the airline’s main base, and there are secondary hubs at Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport and Ankara Esenboğa International Airport. Turkish Airlines is also a member of the Star Alliance network since 1 April 2008. In November 2017, Turkish Airlines was recognized as “The World’s 16th Best Airline For Business Travel” by the CEOWORLD magazine.
FCI & TURKISH AIRLINES
Flight Crew International is an official recruitment agent for Turkish Airlines and has been supplying the Airline with flight deck crew sinceit opened recruitment to expatriate pilots. We provide unparalleled support to our candidates and will guide you through the entire recruitment, placement, and relocation process.
Flight Crew International on behalf of Turkish Airlines is seeking both Type-Rated and Non-Type Rated pilots. Below you may find a full list of the available positions
- B737 Captains
- A320 Captains
- B777 Captains
- A330 Captains
- A340 Captains
- A320 First Officer
- B737 First Officers
- B777 First Officers
- A330 First Officers
- A340 First Officers
- Non-Type Rated A320, B737 Captains
- Non-Type Rated B777, A330, A340 Captains
- Non-Type Rated A320, B737 First Officers
- Non-Type Rated B777, A330, A340 First Officers
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Turkish Airlines offers a competitive remuneration package. The contract highlights include:
- Permanent Contract Directly with Airline
- Very Competitive Remuneration Package
- Commuting Contract – 3 weeks ON / 1 Week OFF (Widebody Pilots)
- Travel on Days Off Provided on Turkish Airlines’ Extensive Network
- Stable Roster
- Immediate Start Dates
- Excellent Insurance Coverage for you and your family
- Travel Benefits for spouse, children, and parents
- First Officers – Opportunity to Upgrade to Captain
- Narrowbody Captains – Opportunity to Upgrade to Widebody Aircraft
Assessments are ongoing with Turkish Airlines and are held in Istanbul, Turkey (IST)
We are scheduling screenings every week. You will need to arrive on a Sunday and will need a full five days for assessments (Monday thru Friday). Turkish Airlines will provide travel on their network along with hotel accommodations.
To get scheduled, we just need your completed Application Form, the week you would like to attend assessments, and your preferred THY departing airport.
ABOUT TURKEY - ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES
What is there to do in Turkey? What are key attractions and activities? Must go places? Things to do on the weekend? What is the weather like?
The Republic of Turkey is home to 13 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is consistently named one of the world’s must-see destinations. From the capital of Ankara, to the beautiful coastal cities of _ and _, to the cosmopolitan city of Istanbul, Turkey has no shortage of sightseeing and travel opportunities.
According to the US Department of State, “Istanbul is Europe’s second and the world’s eighth biggest city… Despite its population of more than 13.5 million people and the mass of visitors, the city is listed as one of the safest in the world.”
Istanbul is world-renowned for its unique mixture of contemporary and modern culture. In addition to the many festivals, exhibitions, and other large events the city hosts, small pazars occur weekly throughout the neighborhoods. Istanbul is home to over 50 museums covering a wide range of topics, from archaeology to fine arts, famous persons, industrial innovation, military history, and more. The city has more than 15 official parks and zoos, as well as two aquariums and a dolphinarium, and due to its location on the coast the city is an excellent place for watersports.
those interested in the night scene, Istanbul won’t disappoint. In addition to having some of the world’s most contemporary nightclubs on both the Asian and European sides, you can also find open-air clubs, rooftop bars, and an array of options for four- and five-star dining.
Since it is between the Marmara and Black Seas, Istanbul gets a nice breeze from the water. With winter temperatures averaging 50 dF (9 dC) and summer highs reaching 85 dF (29 dC), the city has a good climate all year round.
EXPAT FAMILIES LIVING IN TURKEY
What’s it like for expat families in Turkey? Is there an expat community there? What are good international schools?
There is no shortage of expats living in Turkey. In 2011, 1.3% of the population was foreign-born, and 2.2% of all people living in Turkey had lived abroad. In Istanbul especially, there are many social and support organizations for foreigners living in Turkey. Some, like InterNations, are for everyone, while others are gender- or language-specific. With expat communities, as with most anything else, Istanbul truly has something for everyone!
Where do expats live in Istanbul? What’s the cost of living there? What are good areas for families and then separately good areas for bachelors?
The cost of living in Istanbul varies greatly by neighborhood but, on average, the cost of living in Istanbul is 45% less than Dubai and 56% less than Paris (numbeo.com).
Each of Istanbul’s thirty-plus neighborhoods, or districts, has a unique character. Bakirköy is a classic middle-class neighborhood known for its growing number of English-language schools and close proximity to Atatürk International Airport, and Üsküdar is a conservative, residential suburb on the Asian side of the city.
For those interested in more artistic and lively areas, Beyoglu-Taksim is the most touristic part of Istanbul and has the most cafes, bars, and nightclubs of any district. Mecidiyeköy is only five minutes from Beyoglu-Taksim by metro and is home to Istanbul’s business district, making it the perfect place to balance work and fun.
Additionally, Istanbul’s Cihangir neighborhood was named one of the five best places to live in the world by The Guardian in January 2012, alongside cities such as Maui (Hawaii, USA) and Hamburg (Germany).
"Flight Crew International (FCI) is a professional agency and their people are ready to help pilots to comply with all the requirements necessary for employment, and, even more important, they care about you as a person – you are not just a number or a file for them. Every time I had a question or a doubt before, during or after my assessment process, they were always ready to answer in a few hours and often within minutes. I'm very grateful especially to my FCI agent, who was a committed, kind, helpful, and friendly lady ready to help me always. FCI was behind me and supported me since the very beginning of this adventure and I am now ready for my first flight as a B-777 Commander and I just want to say…THANK YOU VERY MUCH FCI! Thank you for all your help and commitment…good job!"
"Flight Crew International (FCI)assisted me throughout the entire recruitment process with comprehensive support whenever I requested and by all available means. They responded to all my questions and concerns and were extremely easy to work with. I greatly appreciate all their cooperation, guidance and understanding. I am proud to have worked with FCI and it would be a pleasure to work with them again"
"Flight Crew International (FCI) was kind and above all efficient in handling everything, from making sure my documentation was complete, to sending me the complete package application for the position and forwarding it to the airline once completed by me. Flight Crew International took care that the travel arrangements were right when I went to the interview and again when it was time to go to training. Only good things to say about Flight Crew International. Very professional work and organization."
"I'm pleased to inform you that I signed the contract with Turkish Airlines (THY) today. I would like to thank you very much for the support and the valuable information provided in assisting me to successfully complete the screening process."
"I was employed as a contract pilot by Flight Crew International (FCI), for about five and a half years, as an MD-11 Captain. My former airline employment was as a direct hire for a major, unionized, airline. I'd heard of many unhappy experiences with other Pilot Contracting companies, but the experience I had working for FCI was extremely good. FCI management was always aware, and attentive to, the issues the pilots, and these efforts resulted in a fine, and rewarding, working arrangement. The management team at FCI treated all of their pilots as real people, and they took a real interest in helping to provide real, long-term, security for each of us, both in terms of continuing employment, as well as pension and healthcare concerns. Thank you for those good years you provided me! My best personal regards."
"I found Flight Crew International (FCI)very supportive and swift in replying to my emails and phone calls all through the pre and post interview process. I really appreciated the time spent by their recruiters in trying to get me information and answers I needed from my future employer. Overall working with FCI has been a great pleasure, and as a Captain, I felt confident in the professional services they offered and the team's good faith. I would definitely work with FCI again"
"Flight Crew International (FCI) is a very professional broker for pilots. They provide all the information that you need and make a daily follow-up in order to help with all the details. They are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. I strongly recommend my colleagues to use their service – they will have a great experience and will be very happy with their new job."
"I've done several contract trips with a few different companies in the past and Flight Crew International (FCI) has always been one of my favorite companies to interact with. FCI is a great company because they respond to my concerns and are easy to reach either by phone or email. I receive my flight information and payment in a timely fashion, which makes flying for them convenient and enjoyable. It is a pleasure working with them, and I hope there are more contract trips in the future"
"There were a couple of expatriate pilots I met with which had dealings with Flight Crew International (FCI) in the past and, as I may say so, they agreed with me that FCI is the most efficient and friendliest broker we ever had the pleasure to work with and the only one I have ever commented like this. A great asset to pilots!"
"Flight Crew International (FCI) is a trustworthy partner. They have always responded to my enquiries, accurately processed my payroll, and have always found very good solutions to my requests. It is a real pleasure to work with FCI. I highly recommend them."
"One more time, many thanks to you and your team for the wonderful job you are doing for us...your office is always very efficient and prompt and it is a real pleasure to work with Flight Crew International (FCI). Your organization is very good and everything is always perfect. Thank you again."
"Flight Crew International (FCI) has been very kind and precise in arranging my interview. Their answers to my questions have been ever very quick and their support has been constant, both before and after the assessments with the airline."
"Flight Crew International (FCI) has been a pleasure to work with. They are your go to person if you would like to work for Jet Airways. Always returns your calls, answers your concerns. Flight Crew International will help you keep your application on track."
"Thank you again for everything! Flight Crew International (FCI) was really the most efficient and friendliest broker I ever had the pleasure to deal with!"
"What great service Flight Crew International (FCI) provides in comparison to some other agencies! Very prompt and pro-active! Many thanks!"
"Compared to other big recruitment offices around the world, Flight Crew International (FCI) showed how things can be handled – short, precise, and direct. My application with Flight Crew International (FCI) to apply for a B737NG Captain position with Ethiopian Airlines, Addis Ababa was a very good experience. Before attending, very precise documents were handed out to me (4 files each) from FCI – clear, short, and informative. Boarding the ET 707 flight FRA-ADD and getting First Class service bound for Addis Ababa was just nice. Could someone imagine some old days with Pan Am 🙂 Arriving to a different society in Addis Ababa than Europe though greeted with a smile and easiness and the arrival and hotel accommodation was carried out smoothly. Thanks to Flight Crew International (FCI) for a nice plan to become familiar with a pilot screening – far away from home!"
"I would like to express my thanks for a job well done. The service, knowledge, and follow-up provided by my FCI Recruitment Consultant made it a pleasure to work with FCI. She did a great assistance to connect me with Dana Air. I would definitely suggest Flight Crew International to anyone looking for employment whether it is full-time or part-time. It really does work!"
"As a pilot who is currently working in the contract world of flying it is a very demanding business. Not only to provide the clients with the service they are a custom to but have the support team in place to help make it happen. The Flight Crew International (FCI) team has the drive and support for the flight crew members to be successful. The crew support that I have received on the trips done for FCI have been above and beyond what I have come to expect from other operators. The owner of FCI is hands on and is involved in the day to day operations. While working contract for Flight Crew International I was always paid in a timely manner and truly felt like a member of a team with the same goals."
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