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

560 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
1 January 2016
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2016
Foreseen end date
31 December 2016


Austrian Airlines (AUA), part of the German Lufthansa Group, has announced the creation of 100 new jobs in the upcoming year. Plans are part of a general business expansion at Lufthansa, which seeks to create 4,000 new jobs across the group, as recently reported (EF Lufthansa 2016) . According to newspapers, 100 new pilots will be hired in Austria. Other sources also suggest that additionally, 200 flight attendants will be employed.

The latest job creation announcement  took place in 2013. In the previous years the company cut jobs  in 2009 (1000 jobs) and 2012 (150 and 341 jobs).

AUA, headquartered in Vienna, currently employs around 6,000 staff.

Update 17/03/2016:

AUA now specified earlier announcements to create new jobs in the upcoming year. According to newspapers 80 pilots and 240 flight attendants will be hired. Overall, AUA plans to train 400 new crew members by 2017.

Update 13/04/2016:

In a new press release AUA announced that in 2016 a total number of 160 pilots and 400 flight attendants will be hired.


  • 1 January 2016: orf online
  • 7 January 2016: Austrian Wings - Österreichs Luftfahrtsmagazin
  • 2 January 2016: OÖ Nachrichten
  • 17 March 2016: Der Standard


Eurofound (2016), Austrian Airlines, Business expansion in Austria, factsheet number 86096, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/86096.