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Operator Classification
Operator name: Turkish Airlines
Operator type: Legacy
Region: Europe
Country: Turkey
Pilots' Detailed Payscale - please state whether payscale is before or after tax
(pension, per diems and brief payscale are listed further down the page)
Effective from:
Listed pay rates are:
(yearly, hourly etc)
monthly, over 70 hrs receives extra payment/hr.
Currency: Turkish Lira as well as the country economy is in a nose dive.
Guaranteed hours:
(if applicable)
(click here to use the currency converter)  
Addtional notes: Pension on own account.    
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Brief Payscale (please state whether before or after tax) (please ignore if the detailed payscale above is up to date)

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Capt top
Capt base 29900
FO top 15.700 tl monthly after tax 13/Feb/17
FO base 3.500 eur 3.700 usd 13.970 tl monthly. (No raising money due to crisis) 16/Jan/17
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SO base
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FE base
Flight Pay / Per Diem
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Capt 240 Tl/hour
FO 195TL
Pension Details
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Roster Once a month usually around 28. Not stable at all.
Leave You can leave the airline after 15 years, when you come from Turkish Flight Academy in Ankara
Staff travel 2 Staff travel per month (ID90), also for family. Unlimited CED (economy/business) on TK flights. Unlimited MyID ZED Travel after one year
Employment Situation For Pilots
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  Current Situation:  
highly positive 15/Jan/18
At the moment no hiring, only local type rated B737 F/O. If you are an expats without at least +6000 hours, don't come and expact an upgrade. Unless you are really desperate 6/Mar/17
  Overall Situation (+ve/neutral/-ve):  
Positive   15/Jan/18
Entry Requirements
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See website for details, changes on short notice according to need. 15/Sep/14
No more TR needed. See website for more details as requirements can change according to need 15/Sep/14
Foreigners start as FO only 15/Sep/14
Recruitment Process
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If you want to apply for Turkish Flight Academy you must have an Turkish Citizenship. If you do then you will need university bachelor degree. Minimum requirements for applying are; minimum TOEFL score 75 (with speaking 20) or IELTS score 6 (with speaking 6). After applying company will invite you for additional elemination processes like weight&height measurement, DLR 1&2 Test, Group Interview and medical test. 5/Sep/16
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2x B777F 3X A310 14X A319 33X A320 43X A321 20X A330-200 17X A330-300 7X A340-300 81X B737 Next gen 15X B777-300 31/Dec/17
MoU for 20X A350-900   8/Jan/18
Recruitment Contact For Pilots
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  Preferred method of application:  
  Job Title:  
http://www.turkishairlines.com/en-int/corporate/career/job-opportunities/1   15/Sep/14
  Pilot vacancies webpage:   
  Online application form link:   
http://www.thy.com/en-INT/corporate/news/announcements/announcement.aspx?aid=3183&utm_source=en-INT&utm_medium=news&utm_campaign=Turkish_Airlines_is_seeking_suitably_qualified_Commanders/Captains   11/Feb/09
Bases For Pilots
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IST (Istanbul). There is no such thing as a base outside of Istanbul. However you can commute on your own expenses from different major destinations like ESB,ADB,AYT etc. etc. but you have to be in Istanbul 12 hours before duty start   17/Aug/15


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