Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Air Transport
51 - Air transport

150 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
21 October 2013
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2014
Foreseen end date
31 December 2014


Austrian Airlines (AUA) is to employ some 150 new flight attendants in Austria in 2014.

The step comes after several savings and restructuring programmes. Overall, the company is to employ 230 new flight attendants, of which 80 in Asia (Bangkok, Delhi and Peking).

The works council has critised this job creation, and considers the employment of 80 new workers abroad (in local and therefore cheaper conditions) as wage dumping.

AUA is a subsidiary of the German Lufthansa. In 2012, the company had announced to cut close to 500 staff over the whole year (see 2012/1 2012/2).


  • 21 November 2013: Der Standard
  • 20 October 2013: Der Standard


Eurofound (2013), Austrian Airlines, Business expansion in Austria, factsheet number 76220, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/76220.