20th May 2012, 20:02
I saw the previous skymark thread was locked so had to open this one to ask a few questions.
First of all why is it locked, is skymark done with its hiring? They re still advertising and posting interview dates.
Do most guys live there in Kobe or commute to US, Oz etc?
Hotel based (like KAL in Incheon) or house for the 20 days there?
Housing costs? Ballpark for single and family
Life quality? I ve heard the best (from most) for the company, need more info about the place.
Sectors per day? Overnights or always back to Kobe for sleep?
Still eager to let pilots fly on days off or not anymore?
Thanks in advance
23rd May 2012, 05:50
Cant help you with the T and C but I just sent in my stuff with one Contractor so presumably still looking.
So far no reply though.
31st May 2012, 10:57
I have just looked at the contract advertised on various web pages...and to be honest it looks really good from the outside.
They even talk about Okinawa base now.
And upgrade to 330 and 380 available.
Maybe somebody wh is already there can tell us how things are in the company, general impressions and lifestyle?
1st Jun 2012, 03:25
If you want to have infos about Skymark
Just make a Google search SKYMARK PPRUNE
and you will find the old post there and all infos you need
By the way d ont fall in the agency trap that they will upgrade on 330 and 380
No one know anything yet and Skymark did not offer it yet
26th Aug 2012, 13:34
I asked this on the Air Japan thread, but am interested to hear what Skymark's policy is.
I realize this is a contract job but...
Will Skymark provide the pilot and his wife a Japanese visa so they can live there if they choose to instead of commuting? I assume yes because they give housing allowance and schooling allowanceAlso I have searched the internet and it seems that 250,000 yen could get you a decent 2 bedroom apartment in Tokyo, so I imagine the same in Kobe, but what is the average you guys are paying? Or are there other options besides paying rent for the entire month if you intend to commute away for 10 days each month? (i.e furnished apartment for 2-3 weeks each month)
Third question - Are the pilots generally happy these days? I know there were issues with the owner/manager in the early days. Is it stable work environment now?
Any pilots just live in Japan and do not commute?
Any comments good or bad appreciated. :)
12th Jan 2013, 23:31
Hello Fellow Pilots,
I have been flying in China for almost 5 years and currently flying the A330 (1200 hrs). I am trying to find out the "Real" info about Skymark. I am looking for pilots that currenly work for Skymark to tell me what the real deal is.
I have read many posts and seem to be getting mixed views. From what I can see it looks like a close call between Qatar Air and Skymark as a work place and Qatar is very bad.
I am looking for direct entry to A-380 from my A-330 Capt position. Just wondering if the expats will really be given the opportunity to fly A-380 direct entry or via a short stay on the A330?
For me I am happy with my job in China but the medical's are getting more and more difficult to put up with, plus we have an age 60 cut off.
For me important issues are:
1. Treated fairly
2. Paid on time
3. Security (feel safe)
4. Contract followed (A-380)
If any of you care to comment I would greatly appreciate it.
23rd Mar 2013, 21:36
pay/salary are on the top of my list along with previous poster, good points by the way.!!
24th Mar 2013, 11:58
Where are you flying now? I personally know two guys from my old job in China who went to Skymark...perhaps I could ask them if you have a specific question.
24th Mar 2013, 13:09
Ok let s go again
Salary basic 8000 us a month ( same salary since 1998)
Per idem 150000 yen a month fixe work or no work ( also same since 1998)
After 3 years you may get 10000 a month as basic
Housing 250000 yen a month for everybody. Commute or not
All Tax paid by Skymark
Economy ticket once a month If you d ont use you get 50000 yen
They are looking only for Captain and so far everybody start on B7378
Course from start to final check out is from 6 to 10 months
When check out you work 6 days On and 1 day Off . 6 On 1 Off. 6 On then u go home for 10 days and you have 20 days of vacation a year (use to be 24 but was reduced in 2008 for new pilots)
Far from perfect jobs but unfortunately there is a lot of job worst than that
24th Mar 2013, 17:32
thanks for the update/post LindbergB767! very much appreciated.
absolutely no variation in the 6/1, even if you live in domicile???
25th Mar 2013, 08:20
I don't think so. They are always short
In fact a few guys had their family with them and they will sell some of their time OFF
For 1000 us a day
25th Mar 2013, 14:55
If you're not prepared to come to attention when the instructor arrives and bow, or spend one year in training prior to flying on the line, don't apply!