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

150 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
5 July 2017
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2018
Foreseen end date
31 December 2018


Austrian Airlines AUA, part of the German Lufthansa Group, is to hire 150 new employees in the upcoming year. New staff will operate a new Boeing 777 aircraft which will serve long-distance destinations such as Tokyo and Capetown in 2018. Of the 150 employees, around 30 will be pilots.

Compared with the summer of 2016, when the aircraft carrier ran short of staff, Austrian Airlines now employs 440 more workers than in the previous year. In autumn of 2016, Tokyo was cancelled from the aircraft's flight plan, but since the Japanese market and currency have recovered, its capital will be serviced again soon, according to the CCO of Austrian Airlines.


  • 5 July 2017: Kleine Zeitung
  • 5 July 2017: Kurier
  • 22 July 2017: Der Standard


Eurofound (2017), Austrian Airlines, Business expansion in Austria, factsheet number 91665, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91665.