No applications for the remainder of 2020 for Lufthansa group

If you had plans on applying for a cadet program withing the Lufthansa group, you might as well put it off until 2021. The European Flight Academy responsible for training Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, SWISS, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings, has announce that due to COVID-19 they will suspend all intakes.

For those already enrolled, a tentative restart date is around the end of August 2020, but this may change depending on the situation.

Be sure to check out our community forums for more!

European Flight Academy

Lufthansa Group of Airlines has started an academy for Cadet Pilots to train and fly in any one of the group’s five airlines. After the two year program, you may be selected to fly for Lufthansa, Austrian, Swiss, Eurowings or Brussels Airlines.

There are two pathways… One allows you to fly for any of the airlines within the group and the other only for Lufthansa and Eurowings. They are 80,000 euro and 60,000 euro respectively.

Read more about the academy here:

Swiss International Air Cadet Program


  • Citizen of CH, EU/EFTA
  • 20 – 33 years of age. Birthday when submitting application
  • Height min. 1.60 m / max. 1.98 m

Swiss European Air Lines AG

  • Minimum requirement: highest college grade with completed work apprenticeship (at least 3 years)

Swiss International Air Lines AG

  • Matura/A-level (school-leaving examination) or work apprenticeship/advanced technical college entrance qualification or certificate of accreditation at a college of higher education