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

320 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
4 January 2017
Employment effect (start)
4 January 2017
Foreseen end date
31 December 2017


The Austrian carrier Austrian Airlines (AUA), part of the German Lufthansa Group, is to hire 320 new employees in the upcoming year. According to newspaper reports, new staff is required for the operation of two new Airbus aircraft and to serve new long-distance destinations. Lufthansa is investing more than €100 million in AUA to establish it as a premium carrier. Recent rumours that AUA could be merged with the group's budget airline Eurowings were dismissed. Currently, AUA is employing 6,336 people. 

Last year, AUA already hired 160 pilots and 400 flight attendants, as Eurofound reported previously (EF AUA 2016).


  • 4 January 2017: orf online
  • 4 January 2017: OÖ Nachrichten
  • 3 January 2017: Der Standard


Eurofound (2017), Austrian Airlines, Business expansion in Austria, factsheet number 89714, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/89714.