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

600 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
20 January 2016
Employment effect (start)
20 January 2016
Foreseen end date
31 December 2018


The low-cost airline Eurowings, part of the Lufthansa Group, is taking up flight operations at Vienna airport and looking for 600 new employees in the upcoming two years. According to media sources 400 flight attendants and 200 pilots will be hired. So far, the German part of the corporation has been carrying out operations in Austria. With Eurowings the group tries to compete with other low-cost airlines such as Ryanair and Easyjet. However, this competition has raised concern among the trade union 'vida', responsible for the sector, as Eurowings wages are 15 per cent below the collective agreement of Austrian Airlines, also part of the Lufthansa group. However, the management of Eurowings Austria is open to talks with trade unions.


  • 20 January 2016: Die Presse
  • 20 January 2016: Kurier
  • 21 January 2016: OÖ Nachrichten


Eurofound (2016), Eurowings Austrian Wings, Business expansion in Austria, factsheet number 86281, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/86281.