Emerald Airlines Seeking Experienced Captains to Join its Belfast Operations

Emerald Airlines, exclusive operator of Aer Lingus Regional, is seeking experienced Captains to join its growing team in Belfast. The announcement comes as the airline increases its frequencies from George Best Belfast City Airport, providing more options for those travelling to and from Belfast. 


The opportunities are available for those experienced Captains who hold a CAA licence and have the right to work in the UK. 


Commenting on the announcement, Maria Killian, Head of People and Culture at Emerald Airlines said: “We are delighted to be growing our team in Belfast. Striving to be the airline of choice for those travelling to and from Belfast, this is a great opportunity for experienced Captains who may not have completed their type-rating for an ATR72-600, but are eager to do so.”


The ATR72-600 forms the backbone of Emerald Airlines' growing fleet, with the average age of aircraft being 6 years. The ATR72-600 is the latest generation of turboprop aircraft combining unmatched environmental and economic performance. These ultra-low fuel burn aircraft emit up to 40% less CO₂ on these short, regional flights.


“Successful applicants will be offered a consistent roster pattern, no overnight stays, a competitive base and variable salary, a company pension scheme, Staff Travel Privileges, and most importantly, job security, with a number of permanent positions available,” added Killian.


  • Interested applicants should email a copy of their CV to 

  • Applications for positions will be closing on Tuesday 9th August 2022 

  • Those shortlisted for the last stage of the selection process will be invited to attend the recruitment open day for a face-to-face interview. Additional details on the recruitment day will be shared in due course 


Book your flights from Belfast to Glasgow, Exeter, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford, Cardiff, Southampton, and Manchester on 


Recruitment for alternative roles is ongoing at Emerald Airlines. Further information on vacancies can be viewed here.

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