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

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
28 August 2017
Employment effect (start)
28 August 2017
Foreseen end date


On 28 August 2017, the airline Eurowings, part of the Lufthansa Group, announced it will create 600 new jobs. Eurowings will recruit 200 new pilots and 400 flight attendants which will operate 20 aircraft. There is no indication on where these aircraft will come from, but insiders suggest that 33 aircraft currently operated by Air Berlin will be involved.

Furthermore, Eurowings announced to offer all of its 260 flight attendants who are currently on fixed-term contracts, new permanent contracts. As of August 2017, Eurowings employs 1,500 flight attendants.

UPDATE 25 September 2017:

On 25 September 2017, Eurowings announced it will create 400 additional jobs. This includes 200 new crew members and 200 new members for ground personnel. In total, Eurowings will create 1,000 new jobs to prepare for the take-over of aircraft from Air Berlin.


  • 28 August 2017: Süddeutsche Zeitung (Online)
  • 28 August 2017: Eurowings (online)
  • 25 September 2017: Handelsblatt (online)
  • 26 September 2017: Handelsblatt (online)


Eurofound (2017), Eurowings, Business expansion in Germany, factsheet number 91835, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91835.