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China was the destination for 84 out of the 90 pilots who moved to other companies
China was the destination for 84 out of the 90 pilots who moved to other companies
SEOUL,KOREA
29 September 2017 - 12:45pm
Jung Min-hee

According to The Minjoo Party lawmaker Hwang Hee and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, a total of 90 South Korean pilots moved to other companies this year and China was the destination for 84 out of the 90 pilots.

The ratio was 90% last year and 91% in 2015. During the most recent five years, 330 South Korean pilots left their companies, including 289 who headed to China.

South Korean pilots’ rush to China began in 2015. In 2013, only 24 changed their jobs, including 14 who landed in China. In 2014, the numbers stood at 24 and 17, respectively. Then, Chinese airlines began to attract South Korean pilots on a large scale.

“The Chinese airline industry is showing a rapid growth these days along with the lack of experienced pilots, which has resulted in more and more pilot recruitment from South Korea,” the lawmaker explained, adding, “The government would be well advised to take measures with exactly the same thing occurring in South Korea.” He went on to say, “The government’s plan for pilot training focuses only on new pilots, but not only that but also measures for preventing outflow are urgently required now.”
 

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