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Lufthansa to add more than 4,000 workers in 2016

Lufthansa to add more than 4,000 workers in 2016

Kurt Hofmann

The Lufthansa Group will hire more than 4,000 workers in 2016, which includes nearly 2,800 flight attendants, 240 pilots and 150 service staff at Munich Airport.

According to Lufthansa Group, it will focus on hiring 1,400 flight attendants for Lufthansa (800 in Frankfurt and 600 in Munich); 800 for Swiss International Air Lines in Zurich; 360 forEurowings in Vienna, Dusseldorf and Hamburg; 200 for Austrian Airlines in Vienna; and 30 for Lufthansa CityLine in Munich.

ATW understands more cabin crews are needed as it introduces its first Airbus A350-900 into service this year. Lufthansa has 25 A350-900s, plus 30 options, on order. Two A350-900s are expected to be delivered in 2016, with five more due to arrive one year later. Lufthansa Group will base its first A350-900 at its second major hub in Munich from 2016.

Lufthansa Group is also hiring 240 pilots, of which 140 will be for Eurowings in Austria and Germany and 100 for Austrian Airlines. Further pilots are needed for SunExpress in Germany. The joint subsidiary of Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines operates long-haul flights on behalf of Eurowings.

Lufthansa Group said it will also offer further vacancies and apprentices this year.

 

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