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

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


The Hungarian budget-airline Wizz Air announced that it start operating from the airport in Vienna, Austria as of June 2018, which is set to create up to 120 new jobs. Wizz Air will start with three aeroplanes to serve cities in Eastern Europe as well as popular holiday destinations in Italy, Spain and Greece that were formerly serviced by Air Berlin and the insolvent airline Niki (as Eurofound has reported previously). The airline is currently looking for pilots as well as flight attendants.

Wizz Air expands not only to Austria but has also invested in business expansion in several other countries in Europe, such as Romania (Eurofound report on expansion in Romania). The company is planing to triple the overall number of aeroplanes, passengers and employees in the next nine years.

As of January 2018, Wizz Air employs about 3,000 people.


  • 9 January 2018: Die Presse
  • 12 January 2018: Der Standard
  • 9 January 2018: TREND


Eurofound (2018), Wizz Air, Business expansion in Austria, factsheet number 93002, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/93002.