Business expansion
Praha; Hlavni mesto Praha;
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Air Transport
51.1 - Passenger air transport

100 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
11 June 2021
Employment effect (start)
31 October 2021
Foreseen end date


German airline Lufthansa has announced that its low-cost Eurowings division will open its tenth base in Europe at the end of October 2021. This will create over 100 jobs at the Václav Havel Prague Airport. As of June 2021, it is still unclear when the recruitment will be finished. 

Eurowings will deploy two Airbus A320s since its opening and will add another aircraft in summer 2022. The airline plans to offer low-cost direct flights to major European cities such as Barcelona, Milan or Copenhagen and to holiday destinations such as the Canary Islands.

The expansion plan has been welcomed by the management of the Prague Airport, as the aviation industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis.

For previous restructuring events, see EurowingsDE-2020EurowingsDE-2017EurowingsAT-2016, and EurowingsDE-2010



Eurofound (2021), Eurowings Airlines, Business expansion in Czechia, factsheet number 104863, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/104863.