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

210 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
31 July 2019
Employment effect (start)
1 September 2019
Foreseen end date
31 August 2020


Airline company Polskie Linie Lotnicze, also known as LOT Polish Airlines, is to launch several new flights from its base in Budapest Airport. As part of the business expansion of its operations in Budapest, the company intends to hire 60 pilots and 150 flight attendants by the end of summer 2020. From March 2020, the company will operate flights to Prague, Stuttgart, Belgrade and Sofia. Due to delays in aircraft delivery, flights to Bucharest and Brussels will launch as well in March 2020.

This restructuring event constitutes an ongoing effort to expand operations in Budapest. In fact, the company launches direct flights to Seoul in September 2019 and intends to purchase several jets for new flights across Europe.



Eurofound (2019), Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT, Business expansion in Hungary, factsheet number 98368, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/98368.