Internal restructuring
Ostösterreich; Niederösterreich; Wiener Umland/Südteil
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Air Transport
51 - Air transport

100 - 126 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
20 September 2011
Employment effect (start)
21 September 2011
Foreseen end date
20 September 2012


Management of Vienna Airport announced an annual personnel reduction of 2-3% of its workforce, thus making around 100 (up to 126) employees redundant in the first year.

The newly implemented 2-men management team made their plans public at their inaugural press conference on 20 September 2011. Their management plan foresees a reduction of costs of 10-15% and an increase in productivity of 20% until 2015.

The workforce is to be reduced through an immediate recruitment freeze and job reduction measures are to take form of natural attrition. Direct dismissals are only to be enforced if a sharp slump in growth occurs. This measure comes after Vienna Airport had increased its workforce from 4,000 to 4,200 after a recruitment announcement in September 2010 (see fact sheet 16644).

The management expects that until 2010, the number of passengers in Vienna will amount to 30 million (in 2011, over 20 million passengers are expected). Thus, more than EUR 600 million are to be invested in the airport by 2015. In June 2012, a new (third) terminal is expected to open.


  • 20 September 2011: Wiener Zeitung
  • 20 September 2011: Wirtschaftsblatt
  • 20 September 2011: Die Presse


Eurofound (2011), Vienna Airport, Internal restructuring in Austria, factsheet number 72405, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/72405.