China United Airlines, the low cost subsidiary of Shanghai Airlines, requires type rated B737 Captains. 

As a part of their fleet expansion, China United urgently need experienced foreign B737 captains to support their expanding operations.

China United currently operates a fleet of 49 aircraft with 76 routes, mainly operating out of Shijiazhuang (Hebei) Airport, Foshan (Guangdong) Airport and Beijing Daxing Airport.

Contracts are 3 years in length, with a single roster choice available allows you to live locally or commute.

Like all Chinese airlines, China United Airlines pays all Chinese income taxes, and there are excellent benefits on offer with all crew members having access to the Longreach Loss of Income and Life Insurance insurance policies, both underwritten by Lloyds of London.

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Salary & Benefits: B737 Captain

Roster Type 84 days Annual Leave
Monthly Salary USD2,000 base
Overtime USD250/hr
(min 20hrs, USD5,000)
Transport Allowance USD500/mth
Living Allowance USD500/mth
China Income Taxes Paid by China United Airlines
~ Monthly Value
(after tax)
USD8,000 (minimum)
USD21,750 (75hrs/mth)
Benefits Education Allowance, Sick Leave, Medical Insurance in China


  1. Currently operating on the B737
  2. Minimum 500 hrs PIC on B737
  3. Minimum 3,500 hrs total time
  4. Flown as Captain within 6 months
  5. Maximum age of 55 at contract start
  6. Valid ICAO rating
  7. Valid ICAO ATPL
  8. Valid First Class Medical
  9. ICAO English Level 4 or above

Application Procedure

Firstly, please make sure you have registered with Longreach Aviation.
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The application for China United Airlines requires the submission of the following documents:

  1. Application Form
  2. Aeronautical Experience Form
  3. Longreach Letter of Appointment
  4. Scanned copies of your personal documents

Please contact us for copies of the above documents.

When completed, please send all documents to recruitment@longreachchina.com, whom you can also contact to answer any questions you have.