The booming Chinese Aviation Industry is offering Australian pilots great career opportunities. With the demand for pilots on the rise, Chinese Airlines are becoming desperate for experienced captains. People are travelling to and from Australia and China in record numbers and as a result, many pilots from Australia, are finding great career prospects abroad.

While career progression in Australia can be slow, doors open sooner in China, and more opportunities to develop are offered.

According to SBS, “Australian pilots are now cashing in: they are being offered very high salary packages to work with Chinese Airlines that are desperate for experienced captains. While in Australia, “pilots can earn between $70,000 to over $300,000 a year at the highest levels, Chinese airlines are offering tax-free salaries upwards of $400,000 a year, and industry experts expect the demand to last decades.”

There are currently more than 50,000 pilots in China and thousands more enrolled in flying schools, however, forecasters predict China’s air traffic is set to quadruple over the next 20 years, offering numerous career opportunities.

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