Lufthansa targets 13.000 new employees

Lufthansa Group plans to hire around 13 000 new employees this year. These include pilots, cabin crew, technicians, and IT specialists, according to the German airline group, which also has airlines Eurowings, Brussels Airlines, Swiss, and Austrian Airlines. According to Aviation24, at least 380 of them will be recruited for Brussels Airlines.

Lufthansa is looking for more than 3 500 additional cabin crew, around 1 000 for the cockpit, around 2 000 technicians, and about 900 IT experts. The company also wants other ground staff for its Frankfurt and Munich hubs, where the group is establishing its new subsidiary, City Airlines, which is expected to begin operations this summer.

Last year, Europe’s leading airline group hired more than 13 000 new staff due to the sector’s strong recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic.

Vacancies at Brussels Airlines

At Brussels Airlines, meanwhile, many of the 380 jobs have already been filled, mostly cabin crew members, but there are still around 40 vacancies, most of them in Maintenance & Engineering, and IT services.

Lufthansa now has over 95 000 employees in more than 90 countries, still almost 45 000 fewer than before the health crisis took hold on European commercial aviation.

In December, Lufthansa ordered 80 new aircraft with Boeing and Airbus, good for an 8,2 billion euro price tag. The group also took an option on 120 additional aircraft.

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